Saturday, October 21, 2017

Andy Shernoff - Who Will Save Rock and Roll? (Acoustic, Live)

No, seriously. Andy Shernoff singing Who Will Save Rock and Roll live, acoustic, solo:

Great lyrics. I named this fucking blog after that song, so you know I like it. I didn't know I'd like it acoustic and without the Manitoba snarl on it. It still works.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Undertones - Male Model (live)

Here are the Undertones doing one of my favorite tracks, live on The Old Grey Whistle Test. This is "Male Model."

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stinky Toys - Free From Love

This is the French band Stinky Toys, from 1979, doing Free From Love.

I heard of these guys thanks to Jon Savage's book England's Dreaming. Back when I read it in college (during my 2nd year, I remember distinctly) they were only a name on a page. Thanks to YouTube, I can go back and watch them sing the songs I'd read about decades ago.

They're pretty good. I'd probably queue them up with my tracks from Gang of Four, Souxie and the Banshees, and The Slits.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Uncle Tupelo - Factory Belt

I posted a cover by Uncle Tupelo the other day. Here is an excellent original song of theirs, Factory Belt:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Darkness - Solid Gold

Don't sing along to this too loud at work.

AC/DC backbeat, pure Darkness lyrically.

Heh, "sacred promise" indeed.

Monday, October 2, 2017

I Wanna Destroy You (Uncle Tupelo, Robyn Hitchock)

I've blogged about this song before, because it's so damn awesome.

Here is the original version by the Soft Boys and the one by the Circle Jerks.

Today it's a cover version by Uncle Tupelo:

and a live version by Robyn Hitchcock himself: