Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ROCK Sex: "Live" - The Merry Go Round > The Bangles

ROCK Sex says 'don't waste a day'.


Today's carousel of culture is about the song "Live", first done by cult tunesmith Emitt Rhodes and The Merry Go Round.

Emitt Rhodes did excellent solo albums in the early '70s that are worth seeking out by fans of The Beatles, The Raspberries, Badfinger, Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, Lenny Kravitz, Chris von Sniedern, Ed Harcourt, and Jim Noir.

THE MERRY-GO-ROUND -"Live" (1966)

Emerging from the revivalist Paisley Underground scene of the early '80s, The Bangles did a letter perfect rendition of it. Their stellar debut album "All Over the Place" (1984) is a gem that I will never tire of promoting; a must for fans of Mersey Beat, NUGGETS, and Girls In the Garage (hint, hint).

The Bangles traded singing leads and this one is sung by drummer Debbi Peterson.

THE BANGLES -"Live" (live, 2006)

Later, Emitt Rhodes was backed by the Peterson sisters from The Bangles, and guitarist Richard Thompson.
EMITT RHODES -"This Wall Between Us" (2011)

© Tym Stevens

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

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