Song of the day: Amy Findlay and Nick Barker – "Itchycoo Park"

December 19, 2011

I watch an Australian TV rock music quiz show called RocKwiz. It’s shown every Saturday night, and I love it.

At the end of each episode the two musician guests perform a duet. The most recent episode (last Saturday night) had Australian musicians Amy Findlay and Nick Barker who performed “Itchycoo Park“. I liked how their version stripped it back to the essentials (i.e., no psychedelic baggage), leaving you to focus on the melodies and song structure. As a result, I liked the song more than I have in years:

(Incidentally, there’s a bit of chat by the host before the song starts, but I left that in the video because I liked the joke.)

(Also incidentally, if you press “play” and the video looks all green and weird, just stop it and start it again. That fixes the problem – and I have no idea why. And I recommend choosing the 480p video setting. Unfortunately, the default is 360p.)

And the original:

Small Faces – “Itchycoo Park (1967)


The full RocKwiz episode: