Saturday, 31 January 2009

Everybody Loves A Cover Version, Right?


First up we have Camera Obscura, a band from Glasgow who unfairly in my opinion get dismissed by people as "another Belle & Sebastian, sure they have that twee quality and Tracyanne and Carey are sartorially challenged but there is more to them than just another twee indie band. Live they do try to murder early 80's pop records, the last time i saw them they did a thoroughly miserable (in a good way) version of Robert Palmer's Some Guys Have All The Luck.

Here we have their take on one of another Scottish superstar's best known hits, Sheena Easton, the sweet little girl from Belshill, Lanarkshire who was corrupted by his purpleness, Prince.

If you don't own anything by Camera Obscura I suggest starting with the first album Biggest Bluest High Fi after which you will be hooked and want the following 2 albums.

Camera Obscura - Modern Girl.

Next we have the Caulfield Sisters with a cover of a song by the third best band ever to grace this planet, I do have a propensity for exaggeration. The Caulfield sisters are a band from Brooklyn formed in 2002 and are hardly prolific in their output. As far as I'm aware their discography runs to one 6 track ep, a dowload only single and one half of a split 7" single, all
of which can be purchased from American Laundromat Records, who have a great line in tribute albums, I can recommend the Pixies tribute Dig For Fire and High School Reunion.

The Caulfied Sisters - Some Candy Talking

BTW - You need to go see The Airborne Toxic Event before they become huge, last night in King Tut's was fucking increadible at the end the audience were dancing on stage with the band. A review will follow.

14 comments:

Simon said...

That's really weird. I very nearly posted the original of Modern Girl yesterday, along with Sheena's Sugar Walls, the Prince written song, just to show where she came from and where she went.


Yes I own Sheena Easton records.

drew said...

There is some strange things happening in blogland, what with DavyH and Mondo being on the same vibe and you posting Lee Perry as I was finishing the chapter on him in Bass Culture. or is it that we are all far too alike?

Not as far as Sheena Easton is concerned, can't believe you admitted to that one, jesus Simon.

Simon said...

Lol, I was 12...although Sugar Walls, the song Prince wrote and produced for her is superb.

drew said...

immaturity is not an excuse, you are old enough now to know better than to discolse information like that, it will only be filed and used against you at a later date.

Simon said...

The Sheena Police will get me, with their bad hair accompanied by Crockett and Tubbs.

Davy H said...

This is good though, right?

drew said...

God Davy, I had forgotten about that. Have to admit that it is rather good, memories of sitting in a picture house in Bournemouth while on holiday watching For Your Eyes Only come flooding back.

Simon said...

Ahem. I have that too...

drew said...

Doesn't surprise me at all.

Simon said...

http://www.dee-dee.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/sheena01.jpg


I have my reasons....;)

drew said...

A good enough reason, will let you off.

My mate was telling me yesterday that he saw her at the big day in Glasgow ( a free concert, in 1990 if I remember correctly) and she came on and shouted "hello Glasgow" in a mid atlantic accent and got booed off.

Why he was watching her at Glasgow Green whilst I was watching Billy Bragg at Custom House Quay is something I will need to ask him

JC said...

You were at Custom House Quay??? Fuck me, its a small world.....

Bragg, Stipe and Merchant.

To be fair to your mate, that was in the afternoon. Sheena E came on much later at night over at the Green.

Gutted that I didnt get to King Tuts with you the other night. I've a feeling you might be dining out on that one for a while.

JC said...

Great covers btw.

drew said...

Nah, JC, will be dining out on the fact that I saw them as a support band in November, although their performance on Friday was quite special.

Yip I was at Custom House Quay, with the Vespa GS parked on the Broomielaw. Wasn't too impressed by Ally Bain though.