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gutfiddle
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ok WHO 8) do you think does the best cover of Summertime Blues originally performed by Eddie Cochran? I'm partial to the original heavy metal band Blue Cheer's version and trying to learn it currently.

Thinkin' bout the times we had
Some were good and some were bad
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i was thinkin bout you and me


   
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greybeard
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No-one comes anywhere near the Who, for me. I've just listened to clips of some of the versions and no-one do it like the Who!!
For a slightly comic offering, there's Alan Jackson's country version.

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TwistedLefty
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+1 The Who

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Off He Goes
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Rush!

Vacate is the word...Vengance has no place on me or her...Cannot find a comfort in this world.


   
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The Dali
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I'm partial to Rush, so I'll throw them out. I love the fact that the song is sooooo NOT RUSH, and when they play it... it just sounds surreal.

Love the Who's version as well. But I got to stick with my boys.

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Off He Goes
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I'm partial to Rush, so I'll throw them out. I love the fact that the song is sooooo NOT RUSH, and when they play it... it just sounds surreal.

Love the Who's version as well. But I got to stick with my boys.

I figured you'd pick the Rush one too. You make a good point though, it doesn't sound like a rush song, but it is still awesome.

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Musenfreund
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the Who, of course.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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I haven't heard the other versions, just Cochran and the Who, but I remember having the 45 of the Who, and it was a small revelation to me. Though Pete does do a 'solo' on single strings, that massive, powerful rhythm guitar he was doing made me think "Hey...it's like he's soloing with chords!"

And that bass player! (I didn't know their names back then)

I think it would've put a smile on Eddie's face.


   
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The Who :!: Back in the day I had a fender Princeton reverb and a Ric and pretty much had the sound down :D ( That song was recorded with a Princeton reverb turned up to 10 and no other effects :twisted: --the dog

BTWI have been known to rock out to the Blue Cheer version :twisted:

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The Dali
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Oh yeah, Dog? I played it turned to "11". Yes, 11.

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The Who, definately did the song justice and still rocks today.

But I recently saw James Taylor do a very upbeat version of this song on AOL, and I think that's my favourite for the time being:

http://music.aol.com/archive/main.adp?category=sessions

just look for James Taylor


   
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