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Friday, 6 May 2011

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 14

This is a real humdinger of a song- Ivan's Real Wild Child from 1958. It is utterly fantastic with otherworldly guitar playing and a wonderful nasal vocal from Ivan. Ivan was Jerry Alison, one of Buddy Holly's Crickets. Recorded as a joke, he didn't want his name on it so hid behind the pseudonym Ivan. How could anyone not want their name on this? It's probably best known as Iggy Pop's only chart bothering record of the 1980s. Sadly, even Iggy can't get anywhere near the original.

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