Song of the day: The Bay City Union – "Mo’reen"

May 16, 2011

Here’s 60’s Australian blues band The Bay City Union with the not-especially-bluesy-but-irresistible-anyway “Mo’reen”:

The Bay City Union – “Mo’reen” (1968)

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“Mo’reen” was originally written and performed by Paul Revere & The Raiders, but before I play you that I have another Antipodean cover version for you. It’s by New Zealand rockers Larry’s Rebels:

Larry’s Rebels – “Mo’reen” (1969)

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Now here’s the original:

Paul Revere & The Raiders – “Mo’reen” (1967)

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And here’s the original in Spanish:

I have to say that the bass-line in “Mo’reen” (especially in the original version) is one reason I love playing bass. That’s a great bass-line.

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