Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ask And You Shall Receive

My pal Andy Pasternack requested a Marshall Crenshaw version of The Walker Brothers classic "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" downstairs.

Here it is.

Actually, it's a one-off live version by Marshall, Jules Shear and the great Graham Maby on bass; if there's another solo Crenshaw version, I can't find it. When it was recorded -- at Tramps, sometime in the 90s, I believe -- the trio were doing business as Bag of Soup.

In any case, the song remains too gorgeous for words no matter who does it. Hell, I even like Cher's cover.


Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you. Absolutely beautiful -- song and performers.


Faze said...

More Everly Brothers than Walker Brothers. And fine. But what about that Bobby Fuller song?

steve simels said...


You can download the whole set over at Sal's place here

Susie Madrak said...

I heard him perform this in the 80s with Jules and the Polar Bears.

Elroy said...

Terrific! Marshall is touring right now.

By the way, how come no Marshall link under the "Bands We Love" sidebar?

Dave said...

Just great. Thanks, Steve.

Sal Nunziato said...

As my friend once put it, "It's an in-the-coffin song," which means it's coming with me when I go.

Shriner said...

OK -- great song, no doubt.

But any other Scott Walker/Walker Brothers material I've heard has left me indifferent.

Point me in the direction of something else by him/them that I'm missing out on...

Anonymous said...

Sal, thanks for safekeeping this set and making it available.


Sal Nunziato said...

10 Essential Walker Bros. tunes other than The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine:

Love Her
My Ship Is Coming In
Make It Easy On Yourself
I Need You
(Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me
Another Tear Falls
Living About Your Head
Hurting Each Other
Walking In The Rain
The Electrician


Shriner said...

I'll dig them up and give them a shot.

Maybe I just prefer Butch Walker. I dunno...

jackd said...

Thanks, Steve and Sal! I am just today booking a trip with my old college roommate to see Marshall at City Winery on April 29th, so the synchronicity makes this an even bigger pleasure than it would have been anyway.