Friday, October 07, 2016


From sometime in the late 80s, please enjoy Gerry Devine and the Hi-Beams (aka The Floor Models Mark II) -- featuring some bass player whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels -- and a warts-and-all live rehearsal version of that Cat Stevens song we discussed yesterday.

When the Flo Mos did this live, we had the advantage of Andy's Rickenbacker 12-string, but I think our pal J.D. Goldberg on six-string lead acquits himself pretty darned well in its stead.

You'll also note that Gerry flubs the opening chords, and then gets a lyric wrong in the first verse, but what the hell -- rock-and--roll, etc. You'll also note that we add a little descending melodic line in the choruses (so that technically the song doesn't have just three chords anymore), but also what the hell.

Have a great weekend, everybody.


Billy B said...

Nice job on the bass, Stevie.

FD13NYC said...

Very nice cover!

Anna said...

Sweet, Mr. Nimels!