Friday, July 17, 2020

Songs That Are Impossible to Ruin (An Occasional Series): Special Australian Edition

For some reason, I had completely forgotten that INXS had covered The Easybeats' classic rocker. And well.

BTW, there's a great story about the original Easys version of this.

Apparently, Paul McCartney was driving somewhere in England in 1968, when this was new, and when it came on his radio he got so jazzed by it he pulled his car off to the side of the road until it was over to find out who it was.

I should add that yes, that's the late great Steve Marriott screaming along with the band on the choruses.

Have a great weekend, everybody!!!


MJConroy said...

Great cover of a great song. FYI- pride of Cleveland "The Choir" (see June 1st post) also covered it - available only on rare 45, not on cd.

FD13NYC said...

Great song by The Easybeats!

Anonymous said...

Just by my own observation I would say this was the most covered single to never make it to the top 100! The original is pure magic and many of the covers are pretty damn good also.

Captain Al