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Interesting Covers – “Dear Prudence”


Decided to change the name to “Interesting” from “Unusual”.  I’d say that a lot of covers are more interesting than strange.  My first post on this involved Jackie Wilson doing the Doors “Light My Fire”.  Not really unusual, although a soul icon doing what became a rock classic was somewhat strange, it was truly much more interesting.

Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we are going to take a look at something that is definitely interesting, and maybe a bit unusual as well.  Siouxsie and the Banshees were a 70’s punk band that expanded into a more adventuresome style of music.  Some would call it post-punk, others might say glam.  Personally, I never got into them very much.  I did find it kind of cool that they did a cover of one of my favourite Beatles tunes, “Dear Prudence”.  I have been a John Lennon fan since the early days of my musical odyssey, and many of his songs could be classified as soundtrack of my life.  Dear Prudence was on the Beatles Whit Album, released in 1968 and tells the tale of Mia Farrow’s sister Prudence.  She was studying with the  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the same time as Lennon, and he wrote the song to encourage to come out and socialize as she had turned into a bit of a recluse.  ( I pretend to be an informative blog haha.).

Siouxsie and the Banshees recorded the song in 1983 and released it as a single.  It became one of their biggest hits.  Without further adieu, “Dear Prudence”.

And of course, the original.

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 17, 2012


English: The Beatles wave to fans after arrivi...

English: The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The previous question was:

Q: In the song “A Day In The Life” by the Beatles, there is a line referring to a particular place.  What is Blackburn, Lancashire and why does it have 4,000 holes in it?

The answer is:

John Lennon wrote the song and read newspapers to gather some of the snippets in the song.  The Daily Mail on January 7, 1967 had an article about the town of Blackburn, Lancashire having a plan to fill 4,000 potholes.  The Albert Hall came from his imagination and the connector in the line “Now we know how many holes it takes to FILL the Albert Hall came from his friend Terry Dornan.  Up till then he had no idea other than something ____the Albert Hall.

A Day In The Life

AND WE HAVE A WINNER

A Gripping Life answered the question first and correct.  And she is the proud recipient of the Rebecca (LadyorNot) designed award,  Display it proudly and be ready to defend your title.

A Gripping Life – 1 win

Today’s question will move off the Beatles and move towards Elvis, well Sun Records anyway.

Q: Sun Records is famous for Sam Phillips discovering and recording Elvis, among others.  What was the first song released by Sun, and by who?

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