Song of the day: Flying Circus – "She Don’t Care About Time"

November 12, 2010

Here’s Flying Circus with a moderately pointless remake of The Byrds‘ “She Don’t Care About Time”:

Flying Circus – “She Don’t Care About Time” (1969)

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Here’s the original for comparison:

The Byrds – “She Don’t Care About Time” (1965)

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As far as I can tell, there’s not much difference between the two – which leads me to the question: Why remake it? It’s a lovely song and all, but… why?

By the way, here’s the bit of Bach that was purloined stolen thieved nicked pinched for the song’s guitar solo:

Johann Sebastian Bach – “Jesus bleibet meine Freude [“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”] (from Cantata No. 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” [“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”], BWV147)
(performed by the Taverner Choir, Taverner Players, and Taverner Consort, conducted by Andrew Parrott)

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And here’s an early version of the song you may not want to hear any more versions of:

The Byrds – “She Don’t Care About Time” (version 1) (1965)

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Song of the day: Flying Circus – "La La"

May 29, 2010

Australian band Flying Circus‘s first three singles were excellent pieces of bubblegum – sweet and chewy – until the band decided they wanted to be taken seriously by renaming themselves The Flying Circus and morphing into an earnest country-rock outfit that attempted to make worthy political and universal statements. (Why, Flying Circus? Why?)

I’ve already played you their first single (the splendid “Hayride”), so here’s their second:

Flying Circus – “La La” (1969)

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And here’s their third:

Flying Circus – “Run, Run, Run” (1969)

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And so concludes Flying Circus’s contribution to the world of bubblegum.

If you really want to hear what Flying Circus – sorry, The Flying Circus – ended up sounding like after abandoning bubblegum (take it from me: you don’t), just let me know (really: don’t) and I’ll play you some watered-down country-rock.

Incidentally, Milesago has a comprehensive history of the band if you want to know more about them.


Song of the day: The Flying Circus – "Hayride"

October 18, 2009

Here’s one of Australia’s prime contributions to bubblegum – The Flying Circus and “Hayride” (1969):

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Just try getting that out of your head for the rest of the day.