Sunday, March 16, 2008


I'm not Irish, but these guys are.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.


"My Lonely Sad Eyes" mp3
by Them, 1966.

"Could You, Would You" mp3
by Them, 1966.

"Friday's Child" mp3
by Them, 1967.

"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" mp3
by Them, 1966.
all tracks available on The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison


Some listeners may recognize Them's version of "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" as a sample on Beck's Odelay CD. He's not Irish either.

"Jack-Ass" mp3
by Beck, 1996.
available on Odelay


Here's the original by another not Irish guy, who took his name from a Welsh poet.

"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" + interview mp3
"It's Alright Ma, It's Life and Life Only" mp3
by Bob Dylan, February 17, 1965.
Bruce Langhorne: second guitar
from The Les Crane Show: WABC New York
available on Dimestore Medicine

photo © Ted Barron, 2008.


Anonymous said...

great post.

snuh said...

Great post! Don't forget Beck's Devils Haircut - the verse's drumbeat is from Them's cover of James Brown's Out of Sight and the guitar riff was taken from Them's I Can Only Give You Everything.

blasters said...

super post, thanks for the education

i never heard the original of "my lonely sad eyes," -real dig it
i know and love maria mckee's version - heard?
and i never heard the "could you would you" version either, i know willy deville's

see ya!
dave in sf