Song of the day: Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas – "Bad To Me"

October 6, 2011

Speaking of tunes that get stuck into your head*…

Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas – “Bad To Me (1963)


Or if you want to get all purist:

Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas – “Bad To Me (mono) (1963)


Here’s the chap who wrote it but never recorded it with his bandmates:

John Lennon – “Bad To Me (demo) (1963)


By the way, there are two more recent covers of the song that I think are worth hearing. The first is by Australian (Adelaide) Beatles tribute band The Beatnix, and I like it. The second is by American (Seattle) Beatles tribute band Apple Jam, and I like it a lot.

The Beatnix – “Bad To Me (1998)


Apple Jam – “Bad To Me (2009)


And I’ve just noticed that this post, with all those different versions of the one song, is much longer than it needed to be – just like yesterday’s post. I really must try to give you a Song of the day where it is actually one song.

(*Well, I was the other day.)


Song of the day: The Beatnix – "Stairway To Heaven"

April 19, 2011

This may very well be my favourite version of this particular song:

The Beatnix – “Stairway To Heaven (1992)


I usually play you the original version of any covers presented on this blog as well, but I’m guessing that you know the original well enough by now. However, if you are unfamiliar with the original you can hear it in a previous post.

The Beatnix official website