Friday, July 10, 2009

ROCK Sex: "Take Me To the River"

ROCK Sex takes you to the river and washes you down.



AL GREEN had previously covered the song "Driving Wheel" by that fellow Memphis great, Junior Parker. When Parker passed away, Al dedicated this original song to his memory:

AG -"TMTR" (1974)



BRYAN FERRY, of Roxy Music, often covered soul songs he loved on his solo albums. In late '77 he recorded this homage to Green:

BF -"TMTR" (1978)


Meanwhile, by odd coincidence, his former partner in Roxy Music, Brian Eno, was producing The TALKING HEADS' second album. Though their version was recorded a few months after Ferry's it reached the market before his. To this day many people believe this to be their song. Here David Byrne testifies to the source:

TH -"TMTR" (1978)

1 comment:

Abdel Shakur said...

Man, I love this song. Thanks for making this connection!