Song of the day: You Am I – "Cathy’s Clown"

April 9, 2011

Now that we’ve finished our whirlwind tour of new, non-Australian, and non-power-pop music, it’s time for something that’s a) Australian and b) power pop:

You Am I – “Cathy’s Clown (1995)


By the way, in the interview preceding the song in the video above, You Am I’s Tim Rogers mentioned that he lifted the opening guitar bit in “Cathy’s Clown” from the Hoodoo Gurus‘ live version of The Beatles‘ “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey“.

If you’re curious as to what the Hoodoo Gurus version sounded like (I know was), here it is:

Hoodoo Gurus – “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (1998)


And the original:

The Beatles – “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (1968)


Speaking of cover versions…

Because John Lennon was reportedly thrilled to bits that Fats Domino, one of his childhood musical heroes, recorded the song in 1970, here’s that version as well:

Fats Domino – “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (1970)


And it looks like this has turned into a post about “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide…” instead of You Am I’s song. Many apologies, You Am I fans. What was their song called again? Oh yeah…

The Everly Brothers – “Cathy’s Clown (1960)



Song of the day: The La De Das – "Feel Like A Dog"

September 21, 2010

After yesterday’s jaunt to Japan, it’s time to get back to something Australian (in this case it’s New Zealand – but that’s close enough).

Here are The La De Das with a bit of jammin’-in-the-studio boogie:

The La De Das – “Feel Like A Dog” (1974)


I couldn’t find a video of “Feel Like A Dog”, so here instead is the band boogie-ing to Fats Domino‘s “I’m In Love Again”:

And I can’t resist hearing from the man himself: