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Old 03-07-2006
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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.
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Am I missing the link?

Perhaps I should ask "am I the missing link."
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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.
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Thor are you going to the Billy Bragg show on March 19?
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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...
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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.
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Billy Bragg has some great covers...!!

My personal favorite is his cover of "She Smiled Sweetly" by The Stones...
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I still love the original by The West Bank..and REM did a really great cover a few years ago.
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I still love the original by The West Bank..
I'm not gonna take the bait...!!

Anyone else gonna go after this one...?
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I'm not gonna take the bait...!!

Anyone else gonna go after this one...?
Not me...I'm going to "just walk away".
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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"
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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!
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The Eels just released a live album with a pretty cover of "Pretty Ballerina" on it...
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