19 July 2021
Probably the most famous couple on YouTube for months now.
Yes, I’m talking (again) about jolly couple TOYAH and her beloved
ROBERT going out of their minds every week with their Sunday
Cover Lunch Sessions.
Assisted by their spooky friend Sydney it’s Kinks time
now, with the trio trashing their timeless blockbuster
You Really Got Me.
Go for it, Toyah…
18 July 2021
Artist: ANGEL OLSEN
New EP: AISLES
A 6-track cover EP of 80s hits
Out: 20 August
Taster: GLORIA (not the Van Morrison song)
Original: written and performed by Italian
songster Umberto Tozzi
American singer/actress Laura Branigan scored
a big hit with her 1982 synth-pop take of Gloria.
It was actually her version that connected Olsen
with the song.
Olsen: “I’d heard ‘Gloria’ for the first time at a family Christmas
gathering and was amazed at all the aunts who got up to dance.
I imagined them all dancing and laughing in slow motion, and
that’s when I got the idea to slow the entire song down and try it
out in this way.”
From peppy and uptempo to slow and soothing.
Laura Branigan‘s hit version…
Original by Umberto Tozzi
All six EP tracks…
Gloria by Laura Branigan
Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol
Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
If You Leave by OMD
Forever Young by Alphaville
13 July 2021
Band: THE KILLS
Written: by country legend Willie Nelson in 1961.
Patsy Cline was the first artist (many followed) to
record the ballad and to score a hit with it in 1961.
Here’s the goosebumps version of The Kills…
The first artist who covered the beauty…
The author’s – Willie Nelson – version…
11 July 2021
TOYAH and ROBERT are a household name by now.
Their Sunday Lunch Cover Sessions keep on coming every
week. With masked friend Sydney the pair just can’t stop
acting comically while trashing other artists’ songs
during their Sunday Lunch Cover Sessions.
Today they went Pretty Vacant
while covering the Sex Pistols.
Turn up the punk, guys…
7 July 2021
TOYAH, her husband (King Crimson legend) ROBERT FRIPP
and mysterious friend Sydney just can’t stop playing and
acting crazy and madly every week with their Sunday Lunch
This week’s choice of 1999 roller coaster Chop Suey by metallic
junks System Of A Down isn’t an obvious one but gives them
another opportunity to go totally nuts.
5 July 2021
The late great ROKY ERICKSON (15 July 1947 – 31 May 2019) was
one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock back in the sixties as founder
and frontman/guitarist of The 13th Floor Elevators and kept on rolling
afterward as a solo performer.
The legend will be honored with a tribute album, titled May The Circle
Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, featuring artists such
as Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price, Ty Segall, Lucinda Williams, Mark Lanegan, Neko
Case, Chelsea Wolfe and The Black Angels.
Wilco mastermind Jeff Tweedy picked Erickson’s
1995 pearl For You (I’d Do Anything).
ROKY ERICKSON: Biography
29 June 2021
Top actor Liam Neeson stars in a new action
thriller called The Ice Road on Netflix.
Famous American singer/songwriter/guitarist JASON ISBELL
appears on the soundtrack with a cover of a 1974 Johnny Cash
song, titled ALL I DO IS DRIVE.
Hear the beauty…
The Cash original…
JASON ISBELL: Instagram
27 June 2021
MENOPAUSE RHAPSODY is a parody version, fabricated by SHIRLEY SERBAN,
of QUEEN‘s monster hit single Bohemian Rhapsody. A cover, all women will
relate to as it’s about the struggle of menopause.
Who is Shirley Serban? A principal of Lake Brunner School in Moana, New Zealand
and as a freelance musician, she writes songs for clients across the world in her spare
time. Weird, really weird
Since the lockdown in NZ she has become a YouTube sensation (a bit like Toyah and husband Robert Fripp), after a parody video she did of the Sound of Music movie’s
most famous song Do-Re-Mi (about Covid-19).
Serban about “Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in a parody song about Menopause.
Wwomen will relate to the struggle! A rhapsody is an epic, episodic, highly emotional
work. To be Bohemian is to be socially unconventional. Isn’t that combination the perfect description for a woman frustrated by menopause? For Queen fans, especially you older
queens facing or who have already been through menopause, this parody song is for you!”
Hilarious video (with the lyrics on screen)…
SHIRLEY SERBAN: Facebook
26 June 2021
(New Order / Joy Division)
Image: Cover of his book Substance: Inside New Order (2016)
‘Make Me Bad’ by KORN
Original video clip…
From their 1999 album Issues