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I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts vs Alan Merrill and the Arrows

Posted in Joan Jett, Same Song Different Artist on July 3, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Song Different Artist

“I cut the demo for I Love Rock and Roll” in England with Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols. Twenty-three record companies turned it down; I have the letters. They all say, “This is interesting, but we don’t hear a hit”. Joan Jett

I saw him dancin’ there by the record machine
I knew he must ‘a been about seventeen
The beat was going strong
Playin’ my favorite song
An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me
An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me singin’

I love rock n’ roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n’ roll
So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me
OW..
He smiled so I got up an’ asked for his name
That don’t matter, he said,
‘Cause it’s all the same

Said can I take you home
where we can be alone

An’ next we were movin’ on
He was with me, yeah me

Next we were movin’ on
He was with me, yeah me, singin’

I love rock n’ roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n’ roll
So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me
Ow..

Said can I take you home where we can be alone

Next we’ll be movin’ on
He was with me, yeah me
An we’ll be movin’ on
An’ singin’ that same old song
Yeah with me, singin’

I love rock n’ roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n’ roll
So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me
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Joan Jett re-recorded “I love Rock N’ Roll” from the band (Alan Merrill and) the Arrows, This recording became a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single for seven weeks, effectively launching Jett’s solo career. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing one million units sold.

The original a-side version from 1975 by the band (Alan Merrill and) the Arrows. The group were produced by British legend Mickie Most, and the tune was written by Arrows Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker.

The video was made in three locations. The park is Berkeley Square, London England, W1, the street scenes are on Charles Street, same area. The performance was filmed on Quay Street in Manchester England, at the Granada/ITV studios. This clip aired on Granada/ITV in 1976, produced by Muriel Young and directed by Peter Walker.

This version is available on The Arrows “Tawny Tracks” rarities album.

For all music lovers out there, This one is tough:

Which is the best I Love Rock and Roll version?

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Gamma Ray – Birth Control vs Gamma Ray

Posted in Birth Control, Gamma Ray, Same Song Different Artist on June 18, 2012 by fliker1970

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Birth Control is a German rock band known for their progressive hard rock sound and provocative album covers. Years active:    1968–1984, 1993–present

Birth Control formed in the middle of 1968 in Berlin from two other bands, the Earls and the Gents. The initial members were: Bernd Koschmidder (bass), Reinhold Sobotta (organ), Rolf Gurra (saxophone and vocals), Fritz Groeger (vocals), Klaus Orso (guitar), Reiner Borchert (guitar), and Hugo Egon Balder (percussion).

Gamma Ray from the album “Hoodoo Man” (1972)

The World Is Pervated With
Ironie, Hunger And Corruption
The Eastern World And The Africans Too
Are Going To Repeat The History Of Our Wars
And Our Industry Supplies Them With Arms
Everybody Knows, But Apparently
Nobody Can Do Anything Against It
For Our Society Is On The Make

Well, Sometimes, Sometimes,
I Tried To Draw Up A List
I Tried To Find Out What Death Had Done
I Thought Of Honourable Murderers You Know
Like Jobbers And Mad Rabble-Rousers
At Anytime, Everywhere In The Whole World

If I Were A Gamma Ray, A Gamma Gamma
Gamma Ray Made Of Pure Existence
If I Were A Gamma Ray, A Gamma Gamma
Gamma Ray Mighty And Unfailing
I’d Radiate Love, To Fight Misery

Without A Body I Could Fly Round
The World Destroying Arms, Destroying Rockets
Mix-Up Complexions Of The Whole Human Race
We All Would Turn Into Chocolate People
Everybody, Everywhere In The Whole World
If I Were A Gamma Ray, A Gamma Gamma
Gamma Ray Made Of Pure Existence
If I Were A Gamma Ray, A Gamma Gamma
Gamma Ray Mighty And Unfailing
I’d Radiate Love, To Fight Misery

“I love “Hoodoo Man” since 25 years or more,gamma ray is one of my all time favorites,Birth Control was the only heavy rock band from germany,alongside scorpions and lucifers friend,that had real professional appeal to conqere the world with their kind of guitar/organ sounds,as good as purple and sabbath,if not better! Papa7851

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Gamma Ray is a metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

Hansen is the current lead vocalist, guitarist as well as the chief songwriter of Gamma Ray. The band is known as one of the most prominent bands of the German heavy metal scene.

Gamma Ray have covered “Gamma ray,” off the album Hoodoo Man, by Birth Control in “Insanity and Genius” (1993) the third studio album by Gamma Ray and final album with Ralf Scheepers on vocals..

The world’s desperated with irony, hunger and corruption
The eastern world and the africans, tooA
re going to repeat the history of all wars
And our industry supplied them with arms
Everybody knows but nobody can do anything against it
The fall of society is on the make

Well sometimes, sometimes
I try to drop a list
I try to find out what they have done
I thought of honorable murderers you know
Like Jonah’s hand must ??? around us
And anytime, everywhere in the whole world …Gamma Ray

Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray,Made of you existence,
Gamma Ray money and our failing
I’ve waited for to fire gamma ray.

Without body I could fly around the world
Destroying arms, destorying rockets
Mixx all complexions of the whole human race
We all would turn to swallow people
Everybody, everywhere in the whole world

For all music lovers out there, This one is tough:

Which is the best Gamma Ray version?

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away – The Rolling Stones vs The Flying Burrito Bros.

Posted in Same Song Different Artist, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Rolling Stones with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by fliker1970

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Wild Horses – The Flying Burrito Brothers
Album: Burrito Deluxe – Released: 1970

Wild Horses” was originally a Rolling Stones song, written by Stones frontmen Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Stones were including it in Sticky Fingers; however, Gram Parsons approached them and asked permission to record it with his band The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Longtime friends, they were more than happy to oblige. Even though “Wild Horses” was already in the can for Sticky Fingers, the Burrito Brothers’ version came out first, raising the interesting question of “Does it still count as a cover if you beat the original to the store shelf?”

Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Album: Sticky Fingers – Released: 1971

Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can’t let you slide thru my hands

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild wild horses couldn’t drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you’ve decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or off stage lights
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Solo

I know I’ve dreamed you a sin and a lie
I had my freedom but I don’t have much time
Faith has been broken tears must be cried
Let’s do some living after we die

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild wild horses we’ll ride them some day
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild wild horses we’ll ride them some day

This started as a song for Keith Richard’s newborn son Marlon. It was 1969 and Keith regretted that he had to leave his son to go on tour. Mick Jagger rewrote Keith’s lyrics, keeping only the line “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away.” His rewrite was based on his relationship with Marianne Faithfull, which was disintegrating.

Marianne Faithfull claims “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away” was the first thing she said to Mick after she pulled out of a drug-induced coma in 1969.

Wild horses – bossa n stones

For all music lovers out there, This one is tough:

Which is the best version?