Hi-Fi Friday: October 30, 2015

The last of the Opposite Day Covers. It would seem Blobby had a more difficult time that I did with this one. But I do have a thing for covers. Although the opposite part of this did make it a little more challenging.

Blobby threw a few ideas at me for October. Of them, I was intrigued by this one: “original versions of songs that were taken and made famous by other people.” But I needed a little more definition, as it’s a fine line in my brain between “covers” and “songs made famous by others”. (I’m easily confused like that!) So Blobby clarified it as “songs that were originals that weren’t well known (or known at all). It’s almost like covers Opposite Day.” And our theme was born: “Covers Opposite Day!”

The late 80s and early 90s were big years musically for me. I was in high school, and starting to break away from what others around me were listening to and finding my own way.

I don’t know how or who turned me on to The Soup Dragons, but I was a fan the moment I listened to their 1988 album “This is Our Art”. And then came their 1990 album “Lovegod”, which pushed them into popular view. Well, popular as 1990s pop/dance music was.

A lot of people have heard “I’m Free”. I know it got some play on MTV. And multiple radio stations. And is a pretty darn catchy tune.

And it doesn’t hurt that the lead singer from The Soup Dragons grew up to be this hot bear:

DJ HiFi Sean
DJ HiFi Sean

But “I’m Free” was originally performed by Rolling Stones in 1965. Albeit with some differences.

I’m definitely more a fan of The Soup Dragons version.

Until next time...

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