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Saturday, 24 September 2011

If You Can Play On A Fiddle, How About An British Jig And Reel



Jimdoes, a reader who helpfully tipped me off about Arcade Fire's cover of Guns Of Brixton, also let me have this- Josh Rouse covering Straight To Hell. Josh Rouse is a name I know but I don't think I've heard much, if anything, by him. This is an acoustic guitar and voice cover of Joe's song, the centrepiece to the Combat Rock album. It's great that readers Jimdoes and Dirk have contributed to this series- thanks chaps. We'll have enough Clash covers for a decent homemade cd soon.

7 comments:

drew said...

I know that I don't want to hear this. Straight to Hell, my second favourite Clash song just wouldn't be right without that drumming. Fair play to anyone for giving it a go but not for me. I have however loved this series. If you don't have it already let me know and I will send you Greg Dulli's version of Lost In The Supermarket.

swiss adam said...

I know- I'm not convinced by this cover either. I don't know Greg Dulli's Lost In The Supermarket. Send it over.

drew said...

Here you go SA. I like it.

http://www.box.net/shared/1tre2nrrfi2f5o0sgq3j

swiss adam said...

Ta Drew, it's coming up tomorrow.

acidted said...

I love this cover.

jimdoes said...

it's one of my favourite clash songs too... the covers not that bad though... i'm looking forward to the greg dulli one tomorrow...

it's a great series... can you attempt it with any other bands...?

swiss adam said...

The cover's alright, it's just you kind of know what an acoustic cover version's gonna sound like don't you? I think it works. As for other bands, I dunno, might have to think about it. Got a few more Clash ones to come yet...