When Chrissie Hynde heard Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul,” the 17-minute elegy he had recorded about John F. Kennedy and surprise-released in late March, she was caught by surprise. “It really knocked me sideways,” she says “It’s so magnificent.” Like everyone, she was in what she describes as an “odd frame of mind” due to the pandemic-related lockdowns that had […]CHRISSIE HYNDE & JAMES WALBOURNE (The Pretenders) – ” Dylan Lockdown Series “ — The Fat Angel Sings
I really like The Monkees. Sure, the TV show was a little corny, but the music was enjoyable. I particularly liked “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone,” which I always felt was their strongest track. I’ve heard Jimi Hendrix cover it, and of course the original done first by Paul Revere & The Raiders, and as wonderful as those were, they paled a bit to The Monkees‘ version.
The Flies, an English band, took a crack at it in 1966, and they slow it down just a touch, making the song that much more of a keeper.
Really brilliant cover.
I’ve been in a bit of an oldies mood, so I went through a stash of old links, and I came across this gem of girl-groups, many of whom you know intimately. Such names as Etta James, The Marvelettes and Mary Wells are featured.
A great deal of praise should be showered upon Fidelity Masters for the excellent remastering job they did on this and many other compilations.
If you are a fan of “The King” (and I am, certainly), tomorrow will be a great day. Elvis would have turned 80 years old today. The thought boggles the mind. Could you imagine him doing Vegas in this day and age?