Seminal track from Led Zeppelin's first album - gave Jimmy Page the writing credit
Dazed and Confused was written by the folk-rock singer Jake Holmes and released as a track in his debut album "The Above Ground Sound" Of Jake Holmes in 1967. That same year Jake Holmes opened for The Yardbirds in a show in New York where Jimmy Page heard the song. The song was rearranged and later became one of Led Zeppelin best-known songs, the debt to Jake Holmes however went largely unacknowledged by the band until 2012.
This was always a most soulful Leo Sayer track to me. Somewhat surprised to find it on a Three Dog Night Greatest Hits album in the early 90s
Thu 28 Sep, 2017 05:16 pm
Thomas Dolby's 'The Flat Earth' is one of my top ten albums of the 1980s.
This track is just one of an album full of four star songs
Today I discovered it was a cover for the first time. A version of Marianne Faithful's 'Broken English' came up on random - by some guy called Barry Reynolds - who I found actually co-wrote the song with Faithful (and collaborated with her on a bunch of albums). He had a 1982 solo album called 'I Scare Myself' - the title track is the same song - and pre-dates Dolby's version
So I thought I'd check out who wrote it - and it's a guy called Dan Hicks who recorded the original in 1969 with his band Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, a folk rock act out of Arkansas. It's actually quite beautiful - Dolby's version is much more like it than Reynolds' version - but I'm not sure which version Dolby heard, or heard first. Will have to ask him one day.
This one of those weird ones for me - where I know the original well and was actually surprised that their was a cover and it actually charted (I'd pretty much stopped listening to commercial radio 6 years before - so not surprising a track that got to 33 in Oz didn't register). In fact I don't think I heard it (as opposed to seeing it listed in chart books) and realised it was a cover until 20 years later.
Anyway I'm guessing many of you know Hall & Oates 'Family Man' - but did you know it was Michael Oldfield original recorded a year earlier?
To add slightly to the weirdness Oldfield's sound so much more modern than the cover.
Going a little left of field - but this is the first time I've heard Robert Smith's home demo of '10:15 on a saturday night' which sounds like a slowcore reworking of the version I know, but actually the song's evolution went the other way.
Tue 23 Oct, 2018 08:01 pm
This one found by EdgarBlythe and shared on Facebook
You can see how Kenny Rogers 'pop-ified' it.
Tue 23 Oct, 2018 08:49 pm
I only just got around to reading this Panz - the last one amazed me.
For the rest of you - did you want to hear the first recorded and released version of 'Let It Be'?
Follow the link Panz posted to read the story about how and why.
A man posted on youtube a recording of Funny How Time Slips Away. He called it the original first recording. Other websites repeat the same information. The time frame is 1961. He told me his information was correct. I told him that I heard a Willie Nelson recording of it before 1957, as a kid. He never replied to that, but I know my tale is true, because I lived in California at the time I heard it and then moved to Texas in Dec of 1956.
Tue 23 Oct, 2018 10:22 pm
I've been away from this thread, because I don't remember what has been posted. I just went through every page. Lots of the videos no longer show. Here is one I did not know. - To be honest I never cared that much for it.