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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Knocked 'Em Dead In Two Minutes Fifty Nine



New York boy-girl wooze merchants Joy Zipper take The Clash's Hitsville UK, Mick Jones' tribute to the nascent UK indie scene, and smother it in many layers of fuzz, over six very narcotic minutes. An odd choice of cover version maybe but they get away with it. I decided Hitsville UK wouldn't survive the cut in my Sandinista Parlour Game post, a decision I took some flak for and might reverse if you asked me now.


A request- if anyone out there has a copy of The Pistoleros rockabilly cover of Bankrobber, I'm just over here.



6 comments:

acidted said...

There was also a C&W version of Should I Stay that Peel played BITD that I always wanted to hear again. Female vocalist. Never knew who it was though. Anyone?

swiss adam said...

Don't know it I'm afraid Ctel. I have got a ropey psychobilly cover of SISOSIG...

Dirk said...

Those were The Pickets, I think. I still have the tune on one of the 350+ tapes of John Peel's Music on BFBS which I recorded in the 80's/90's. Will listen to it when I get home this afternoon, 'cos I can't remember the vocalist being female .... then again I don't remember pretty much properly anyway these days ...

Anonymous said...

Dirk

You are right that it was The Picketts. And it is a female vocalist. Many thanks

CTel

swiss adam said...

They're on youtube, performing it in 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx5HKO-9o50

davyh said...

Thanks for the opportunity.

Surely one of the finest songs on 'Sandinista' - the story of punk, to a Motown beat. Reverse, reverse!