Wednesday 16 November 2011

Lazy Week pt3

The Fall have picked some songs to cover which at first glance induce a shudder of absolute incredulity, for example Black Night by Deep Purple, sometimes they work wonderfully as in the sublime cover of Lost In Music at other times the work less well and today's choice of tune should definitely be included in the later category, suffice to say it isn't one of the group's finest moments.

I have no idea what  possessed Smith to cover Houston by Dean Martin, maybe he felt an affinity with the Hollywood star as Martin was also a bit of a jakey but I can find no details anywhere of  Dino being a gutless, robbing bastard, so that's just conjecture on my part.

Houston was released as a single in 1965 as a single and was produced by the great Lee Hazelwood.

Dean Martin - Houston


davyh said...

Ah, Dino. May I take this opportunity to recommend this book to any of yous who've ever vaguely liked him? 0.01p!

'Jakey' - what a word.

drew said...

Jakey is a great word nearly as good as bawbag, but not quite