Song of the day: Town Criers – "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut"

June 27, 2011

I’m not keen on the sentiment (it is rather impolite), but I love that blues riff:

Town Criers – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1965)


If you’re familiar with the song, you may bemoan the version I chose (as in: “Oh, Peter, how could you? It’s a great song! And that’s such a wimpy version!”). That particular version is here because it’s performed by an Australian band. (It’s the only Australian one I could find. There may be more, but I ain’t found ’em.)

Never fear, though. Here are some groovier versions:

The Pretty Things – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1965)


[From a non-male perspective]
The Delmonas – “Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1986 – yes, 1986)


And here’s quite possibly the grooviest version of all:

Bo Diddley – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1964)


The difference between The Zombies and The Who

March 18, 2011

The Zombies – “Road Runner (1965)


The Who – “Roadrunner / My Generation Blues” (1975)


And the original:

Bo Diddley – “Road Runner (1960)