Song of the day: Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs – "Be Bop Lula"

December 29, 2012

We conclude our survey of The Two CDs Peter Received For Christmas* with Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs recorded at a concert in 1972 roaring through “Be-Bop-A-Lula” until no-one had their hearing left:

Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs – “Be Bop Lula (Live at Sunbury ’72) (1972)

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And here they are helping people lose their hearing a year earlier:

Here’s the original:

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps – “Be-Bop-A-Lula (1956)

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(*See yesterday’s post for clarification.)

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Song of the day: Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs – "Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)"

June 3, 2011

After yesterday’s very pleasant mildness, I think it’s time to crank up the guitars. This song is dedicated to anyone outside of Australia who hasn’t heard it (almost everyone over the age of 21 in Australia has heard today’s song). If you haven’t heard it before, you’re in for a treat:

Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs – “Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)” (1972)

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Song of the day: Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs – "Poison Ivy"

January 24, 2011

I’m in a Sixties mood today, so…

Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs – “Poison Ivy (1964)

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Oh, yeah. That’s the stuff.

And here’s the original, in two flavours:

The Coasters – “Poison Ivy (1959) (mono)

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The Coasters – “Poison Ivy (1959) (stereo)

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I love ’em all.