Song of the day: Hammerfish – "Couldn’t I Just Tell You"

August 23, 2009

Here’s Hammerfish, an Australian band I know absolutely nothing* about, with a note-for-note remake of Todd Rundgren’s power pop classic, “Couldn’t I Just Tell You” (1996):


The only reason I can think of for Hammerfish to make a carbon copy of that song would be to let Australians know about it, as a sort of local advertisement, in case the original wasn’t going to ever be released as a single Down Under (I don’t know if it ever was).

Anyway, here’s the original:

Todd Rundgren – “Couldn’t I Just Tell You” (1972)


*Update: Courtesy of the Internet, this is what I now know about Hammerfish: they released one album, Things Look Larger Underwater, in 1995; and one of the members, Ryan Ellsmore, went on to form a band called The Scruffs. And that’s it.)