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Cam Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Covers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by segarini

I got an email yesterday from Paper Bag Records offering up a free download of “Paper Bag Records Vs The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”. They have taken bands from their roster (Elliott Brood, Born Ruffians, Cuff The Duke, The Acorn and seven others) and covered the classic “Ziggy Stardust” album and even included the bonus track “John, I’m Only Dancing”. It got me thinking about cover songs, the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – F

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by segarini

“Gimme an F!” Country Joe And The Fish

Stanley Frank
I was not surprised when my pal Bob Mersereau wrote his book “The Top 100 Canadian Singles” (sister to “The Top 100 Canadian Albums”) that Stanley Frank’s  Attic Records 45 “S’cool Days” did not make the list. It was an underground hit in the U.K. but God knows I never heard it on Canadian radio.

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