Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ROCK Sex: 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:

YB -"EHY" (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 -"EHY" (1991)

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