Song of the day: You Am I – "Jaimme’s Got A Gal"

February 6, 2012

Here’s You Am I with a wonderfully poignant song about growing up:

You Am I – “Jaimme’s Got A Gal (1993)

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Song of the day: You Am I – "Soldiers"

July 2, 2011

I can’t think of anything especially witty or smart-alecy to say about today’s song (not that I do about any song presented on this blog anyway), so I won’t try. I just think it’s good:

You Am I – “Soldiers (1995)

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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)

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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)

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And the original:

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

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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)

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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)

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Song of the day: You Am I – "Making Time"

March 19, 2011

Just over a week ago I played you You Am I‘s version of an Easybeats song (“She’s So Fine”) that was recorded live in 1996.

I thought You Am I did such a splendid1 marvellous job on that song that I want to play you another cover version they recorded live (at the same gig). This time they chose a song from obscure2 English 60’s band The Creation:

You Am I – “Making Time” (Live At Wiseold’s) (1996)

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Here’s the original:

The Creation – “Making Time” (1965)

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Unnecessary Text Formatting Aside: I’m toying with using numbers instead of asterisks for my pointless footnotes. If you feel strongly either way – and there’s absolutely no reason why you would, unless you were a pedant like me – then let those feelings be known and tell me why either method is totally right or totally wrong.

(1I’ve just noticed that I’ve been using the word “splendid” way too often in the last few days. I guess “splendid” was Word of the Week in the Peter household. I think I’ll make “flibbertigibbet” next week’s overused word.)

(2I’d never heard of The Creation before, but if you have then feel free to ignore the word “obscure” in that sentence.)


Song of the day: You Am I – "She’s So Fine"

March 8, 2011

What do you get when you mix the best Australian rock band of the 90’s with the best Australian rock band of the 60’s?

You get this:

You Am I – “She’s So Fine” (Live At Wiseold’s) (1996)

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Excuse me while I play that again, but louder this time.

Here’s the original:

The Easybeats – “She’s So Fine” (1965)

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Song of the day: You Am I – "Mr. Milk"

November 8, 2010

Here’s You Am I putting an electric 12-string guitar to good use:

You Am I – “Mr. Milk (1995)

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Song of the day: You Am I – "Rumble"

August 2, 2010

Today’s song is dedicated to Mr. Suave:

You Am I – “Rumble (1998)

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As a bonus, here’s You Am I with guest drummer/vocalist Kram (from Spiderbait) playing a live version that’s pretty rowdy, complete with an introduction that leads you to think you’re going to hear a completely different song (if you’re a Kiss fan you’ll recognise that other song immediately):

You Am I – “Rumble” (featuring Kram from Spiderbait) (2006)

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