Roger Miller‘s “England Swings.” I hate that song, and I hope you do, too.
The song was written by Bruce Springsteen, but those guys did it better. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was underrated here in the States as Mann was stuck with his 1964 cover of The Exciters’ “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.”
Pink Floyd is another Brit treasure who have been around longer than you think. That vid’s from 1969.
The Clash – one of the great early punk bands, influenced and encouraged by The Ramones.
We posted this previously, but it’s worth a repost. Yeoman Warden explains why the Brits were not to be messed with. If you’ve never clicked on a single vid that we’ve posted here, click on that one and pay close attention. Then you’re going to want to hunt down and pay attention to the rest of the 6 part series of awesome.
Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.
Nothing like a little innocuous innuendo in a post title to generate a cheap and sleazy traffic spike.
Speaking of the classic “Hot Rod Lincoln,” here’s the version that was covered by Johnny Bond, that was covered by Roger Miller, that was covered by Commander Cody, that was covered by Asleep At The Wheel:
Charlie Ryan & the Timber Riders hit the charts on 9 May 1960 with “Hot Rod Lincoln” even though it was recorded in 1955. Unfortunately the videonazi bastards prevent embedding it here, so you gotta click to hear it.