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Big Head Todd covers Looking Glass. This is cool.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Jakedog, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Jakedog

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    Oh yeah, they killed it.

    The cool thing is they covered it and stayed really faithful to the original arrangement. Todd and crew are a fantastic band. See them live if you get a chance.

    Did you see Elliott Lurie's comment? He was the vocalist in Looking Glass. How cool is that?
     
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    I was never that familiar with them. I had heard Bittersweet and liked it but that was all I knew about them.
    Then I ran across this by accident on Youtube.
     
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    OK.
    Why?
    Heard the original his morning on the drive in to work. Great song.
    This does not a lot for me...
    JMO
     
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    +1 on this. ^^^
     
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    That is fabulous.

    On a personal note, I never really liked the original song by Looking Glass.
    It was over-played on the local am radio I guess, back in the day.
    (This was AFN Radio, over in Germany.)

    If I hear it come on the classic rock radio anymore, I just change stations.

    But Big Head Todd's version there just makes the song pop and come-alive.
    Really great!

    :)
     
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    stormsedge Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Excellent! I loved that tune (Brandy) even before I went to sea. I loved being a sailor, but Brandy always stimulates some poignant thoughts. Don't look back.
     
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    Love the horns...maybe I should give up on the guitar and get my sax back out.
     
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    I was expecting a performance by Mr. Rundgren. :(
     
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    Nuff Said

     
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    I always have liked the song.
    This is an excellent version.

    I’d love to see a band that could do a job on all the BIG AM
    HITS from this period...

    If we look at it the beginning of AOR was the death of hit
    music, The Wrecking Crew, etc.

    FM killed a lot of “what if’s?”

    Let me say for the record though that Classic Rock - that
    sonic feces that is programmed by the sales of Used Cars
    & Soapine is disgusting brain rot.:mad::eek::lol:
     
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    Great post, thanks
     
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    Why? Because it's blues. And blues is all about taking a story and re-telling it in your own voice. It doesn't have to be better than anything else. But it's not in tradition of "blues" to record a song and consider that recording as THE END of a song's life span. Since blues is largely based on 3 chords, everyone is essentially given the opportunity to paint the canvas with their own life experience. It is then shared in the tradition of blues and the song/story lives on. Some are better storytellers than others, but the point really is to keep re-telling these stories in a new voice, and from a personal perspective. Good or bad. That's why.
     
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    Speaking of great covers by these guys. I’d heard of Big Head Todd et. al., but they weren’t really in my consciousness until I heard this:

     
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    Todd may be one of the more talented yet underrated guitarist and singers out there. Their second album is mostly all live material, although it's executed so well some songs are hard to tell that they are live. His singing on that album is extremely good and his no frills Strat sound and playing is incredible.
     
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    I really like this explanation. Thanks.
     
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    OK.....I'm getting a REAL WEIRD sense of Deja Vu here.......wasn't this posted just a few days ago? I remember replying about when I first played Resignation Superman on bass. I'm not on any other guitar forums so it couldn't be that......am I just losing it??????
     
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    friend shared that on a couple days ago, been stuck in my head since
     
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    I don’t know. I’m sure it’s possible. A friend of mine posted it on FB last night and I’d not heard it before then.
     
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    Absolutely. I’ve been digging on these guys since the early 90’s. They knock me out. Live Monsters has been in rotation since it’s release, as well as Sister Sweetly and some of the other stuff.

    Seeing them live is ridiculous. Especially at Red Rocks, which is their hometown turf. They kill.
     
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