Monday, July 31, 2017

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: REM plays Roger Miller (King of the Road)

Despite all rumors too the contrary, I have not been living under a rock. I have, however, been living on the side of a large piece of rock in North Carolina. I'm sure I mentioned this.

We're gonna tie up this Bizarro Cover countdown with, perhaps, the greatest southern rock band of my generation. As well as,one of the most unsung rock bands of all time. Here they are covering a tune about the struggles of American blue collar working men, or maybe it's about a hobo?

You'll have to suffer through a few original REM tunes during the video which is all good stuff in my book.


Here's the final roundup of Bizarro Cover tunes.
  1. Richard Thompson covers Britney Spears
  2. B-Hole Surfers cover Donovan
  3. Camper Van Beethoven cover Black Flag
  4. David Bowie covers The Velvet Underground
  5. The Clash covers Roots Reggae
  6. Sister Double Happiness covers 13th Floor Elevator
  7.  Plain Wrap covers Buffalo Springfield
  8. Seven Seconds covers Nancy Sinatra
  9. The Meat Puppets cover the Grateful Dead 
  10. REM covers Roger Miller

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We now take a break from our regularly scheduled program.

I really wish there were more information attached to this video, like a date, such is youtube. However, I present to you the original Wailers preforming Duppy Conqueror. I noticed that Bob pronounces "duppy" much like "dopey." Catchy tune, I should stop analyzing Rock n Roll lyrics.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: The Meat Puppets cover the Grateful Dead

The first time I heard this recording I was a bit ambivalent. Really, the Meat Puppets play the Grateful Dead? It kind of fits when you think about it, the Meat Puppets are from Az., the Dead is from Cali and they are both Stoner Rock. They are just different ends of the Stoner Rock spectrum.

I like how this version of Franklin's Tower is stripped down, has no effects on the guitar. This sounds like a garage band playing the Dead and the Puppets, and SST, where not afraid to release this recording for public consumption. So, there's the Punk Rock sensibility of the Meat Puppets, "Here it is. If ya don't like it, sorry about that . . ." I believe that there was a good bit of the same sensibility in the Dead too.

There's also a Neil Young cover on this Meat Puppets recording which makes more sense too me.






 


 So, that's nine bizarro cover tunes. I'll post one more and call this project done, then I can play whatever I want!

  1. Richard Thompson covers Britney Spears
  2. B-Hole Surfers cover Donovan
  3. Camper Van Beethoven cover Black Flag
  4. David Bowie covers The Velvet Underground
  5. The Clash covers Roots Reggae
  6. Sister Double Happiness covers 13th Floor Elevator
  7.  Plain Wrap covers Buffalo Springfield
  8. Seven Seconds covers Nancy Sinatra
  9. The Meat Puppets cover the Grateful Dead 
 Also, it's only fair that I inform you all that I'm a Duppy Conquer. (Whatever that is?)


Monday, January 9, 2017

@ccreel67

Yeah, I have a Twitter account, @ccreel67. I have had it about two years and usually comment about society, entertainment and beer. Usually, society and beer. 'Cause, Life is Beer and Beer is Life. Look me up on the Twitter if your interested in more of my wise-cracks.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy 2017, and all!

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. I feel I can say that, unlike years past, we are on the verge of something new. I will just add that I hope that civilization is not about to repeat the Fall of the Roman Empire. That's my take on our current sociopolitical climate, now on to less meaningful pursuits.

First, I must submit a retraction for my post of May 4, 2016. I mentioned that The Clash had recorded the tune Police and Thieves for their Black Market Clash album. This is incorrect, Police and Thieves appeared on the recording titled The Clash. Good tunes none-the-less.

2nd: I wanna round out this evil list of cover tunes with an even number, like ten. I believe we're up to number eight . . .
  1. Richard Thompson covers Britney Spears
  2. B-Hole Surfers cover Donovan
  3. Camper Van Beethoven cover Black Flag
  4. David Bowie covers The Velvet Underground
  5. The Clash covers Roots Reggae
  6. Sister Double Happiness covers 13th Floor Elevator
  7.  Plain Wrap covers Buffalo Springfield
How about another punk rock version for the new year? How about These Boots are Made for Walkin' by Seven Seconds?


Happy New Year to you all and I hope to be typing to you again soon.

Monday, August 8, 2016

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: Plain Wrap plays Buffalo Springfield

Yep, file this one under Punk Rock Roots. This was a majority of the style of music which I listened to in high school. It needs no further  introduction. 



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Three months until this.>

It has been three months since my last post, where has the time gone? Let's get up to date a bit. I would like to establish some closure for this list of cover tunes and move on with the blog.

Here's an Oldie Goldie, a cover of a 13th Floor Elevator song by Sister Double Happiness. (Google that kids.) This track is from a 13th Floor Elevator tribute recording that I owned at one time. Red Temple Prayer is a apt summery of my current employment situation.  'Cause I always thought the lyrics were "working like a prisoner for a two headed dog." Who can tell with these Roky Erickson tunes? But thanks Roky, without you Rock n Roll wouldn't be as weird as it is.