Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ROCK Sex: "Evil Hearted You" - The Yardbirds > Pixies

ROCK Sex is squinting in a poncho with this song.


The Yardbirds did this hard-hitting classic, "Evil Hearted You", with its echoes of Italian Western themes in the jarring chords, anthemic chorals, and the almost flamenco blues of Jeff Beck's solo:

THE YARDBIRDS -"Evil Hearted You" (1965)

Pixies extended that cinematic connection by singing it in Spanish. Black Francis had to hustle extra hard to come up with a translation that pleased the song's original composer, Graham Gouldman (of 10CC), who spoke it fluently:

PIXIES -"Evil Hearted You" (1991)

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

-How SPAGHETTI WESTERNS Revolutionized Rock Music!, with 3 Music Players

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