Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Doin' it again (part 2)

In 1987, A&M Records started talking to The Feelies. While that was going on Coyote released an LP by Yung Wu, a Feelies alter-ego band (the difference is Dave Weckerman leads the band and sings). SHORE LEAVE had three cover songs - more than any other Feelies project. There was another Neil Young song - "Powderfinger" - and a great take on The Rolling Stones "Child Of The Moon". Best of all is the completely unexpected cover of Phil Manzanera "Big Day". That's Brain Eno singing lead.

ONLY LIFE was The Feelies first release on A&M. The album had Lou Reed's "What Goes On" and there were two more covers available as b-sides to the single. The "Higher Ground" single had a live versions of "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey" and Jonathon Richman & The Modern Lovers' "Egyptian Reggae" The "Away" 12" has a version of "Dancing Barefoot" that I like more Patti Smith's original.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another plea, for the return of those "Yung Wu" tracks... My excuse is I was off in a country where there's scarce access to the internet for a week and a half. Have mercy

20/2/09 10:35 PM  

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