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Thor_of_Mpls 03-07-2006 08:51 PM

Billy Bragg's Cover of "Walk Away Renee":Wonderful!
 
From Billy Bragg's MUST I PAINT YOU A PICTURE compilation comes this wonderful song! A true and wonderful mix of heartbreak and humor. Out of the same school of thought that Dylan's "4th Time Around" graduated from.

alanlyon 03-07-2006 08:57 PM

Am I missing the link?

Perhaps I should ask "am I the missing link." ;)

alanlyon 03-07-2006 10:49 PM

But I've just determined that it's the same version that was on the B-sides collection Reaching to the Converted that was out back in '99.

Emmylou 03-08-2006 06:32 AM

Thor are you going to the Billy Bragg show on March 19?

JayB 03-08-2006 06:45 AM

I have never heard a Billy Brag performance of any kind... I do love Jeffrey Foucault's version of Billy's Between The Wars though, that is one hell of a song. I should check out some Billy one day...

Calexico 03-08-2006 07:51 AM

"And then it happened...she cut her hair and I stopped loving her"

Thor_of_Mpls 03-08-2006 08:30 AM

"I said 'I'm the most illegible bachelor in town'. And she said 'Yeah that's why I could never understand any of those silly letters you sent me'."

TominMaine 03-08-2006 02:14 PM

I heard that song on the radio about two years ago while driving around, and it struck me as sad and funny at the same time. Very clever take on a sappy old song.

ericcd 03-08-2006 03:25 PM

Billy Bragg has some great covers...!!

My personal favorite is his cover of "She Smiled Sweetly" by The Stones...

on the beach 3 03-08-2006 03:47 PM

I still love the original by The West Bank..and REM did a really great cover a few years ago.

ericcd 03-08-2006 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by on the beach 3
I still love the original by The West Bank..
I'm not gonna take the bait...!!

Anyone else gonna go after this one...?

Thor_of_Mpls 03-08-2006 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ericcd
I'm not gonna take the bait...!!

Anyone else gonna go after this one...?

Not me...I'm going to "just walk away".

Jedey 03-08-2006 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ericcd
I'm not gonna take the bait...!!

Anyone else gonna go after this one...?

Depending on which way your facing the West Bank could be on the Left Banke side.

"But all love is strange
And you have to learn to take the crunchy with the smooth I suppose"

alanlyon 03-08-2006 06:44 PM

no matter if it was a joke or not I DO like the original by the Left Banke! Another great song of theirs was Pretty Ballerina.

The Four Tops, Southside Johnny and the Jukes and Marshall Crenshaw have all done pretty fine versions of this!

ericcd 03-09-2006 04:02 PM

The Eels just released a live album with a pretty cover of "Pretty Ballerina" on it...


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