Dienstag, 24. Februar 2015

Twanging Tuesday # 53

One of the most covered songs in rock history might be the classic 'Summertime Blues' by Eddie Cochran. Only a few songs could reach the level he did in this song. Only three verses that tell everything about the hopeless feelings of the 50s childs. You can do anything but someone gives you a lesson about not agree to your ambitions. This video is live and raw and so is the quality. So please don't mind - it's true and awesome.

Another great version from this song was recorded by The Who while they played live on Isle of Wright. Listening to the power of this music makes me smile again all over the years. And Keith Moon was one of the most powerful drummer in history.

Another great version come by Joan Jett:


The Swede hat gesagt…

The only one of these I hadn't heard before is Joan's, who treats it, brilliantly, as if it's a Ramones song. It's a pity they never covered it - it was made for them.
T.Rex also did a good version on the b-side of 'Ride a white Swan' in 1970.

C hat gesagt…

Yes, what a great song Summertime Blues is - I think it's one of those songs that nobody could do badly!

A favourite version for me has to be the hard and wonderfully chaotic cover by Blue Cheer.

Walter hat gesagt…

@ The Swede: Yes it's a shame that the Ramones didn't make a version of it .

@ C.: It is wonderful version with that headbanging guitars and powerful bass. Enjoyed it much.