Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Early (And Surprisingly Posh) Clue to the New Direction

From 1975, please enjoy Godfather of the British Blues Scene Alexis Korner and a very sophisticated, even actorly take on the Rolling Stones' "Get Off of My Cloud." With endearingly nasal background vocals and guitar by some guy named Keith something or other.

Obviously, this isn't quite as epochal as the original, but there's something very charming and deadpan droll about it, I think, and I've been meaning to post it since forever.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.


pete said...

songs about the weather - Rainy Day Women, etc.

steve simels said...

Not a bad idea, but no.

Edward said...

Non-Rapping Spoken Word Recordings not featuring William Shatner?

Gummo said...

Cover Versions That Shouldn't Work But Do?

Anonymous said...

Keith's non-Stones studio work.


Anonymous said...

Dignified aged Brits.


MJConroy said...

Songs with contributions from musicians from other bands?

Songs by folks more known for their influence on the scene vs their recordings?

Songs with HEY,YOU!
Songs with telephone conversations?
Songs about insomnia?
Songs that mention windscreens!

steve simels said...

Songs with HEY, YOU.

I like the sound of that.

But nooooooooo....

Bluenoser said...

Sorry to get off the subject at hand, but you really oughtta check out this brilliant Kinks cover!,38871/

Better than the original? I think it just may be!

Sal Nunziato said...

Songs reworked or contributed to by the artists who recorded them originally.

Songs with lead vocalists who sing worse than Oliver Reed.

steve simels said...

Okay -- one possibly helpful clue.

It has something to do, specifically, with the Stones.

TMink said...

Best Stones covers.

Most original Stones Covers.

But Sal's first guess was mine as well.


Edward said...

Stones solo projects?

Geriatric Rock Bands?

Ohhh, word verification "pacifier", goes well with my previous "malice"

steve simels said...

One last clue:

I'm a lying bastard.