Let’s review the ground rules here. The Mystery Date song is not necessarily something I believe to be good. So feel free to rip it or praise it. Rather the song is something of interest due to the artist, influences, time period… Your job is to decipher as much as you can about the artist without research. Who do you think it is? Or, Who do you think it sounds like? When do you think it was recorded? Etc…
If you know who it is, don’t spoil it for the rest. Anyone who knows it can play the “mockcarr option.” This option is for those of you who just can’t hold your tongue and must let everyone know just how in-the-know you are by calling it. So if you know who it is and want everyone else to know that you know, click to email The Back Office. If correct we will post how brilliant you are in the Comments section.
The real test of strength though is to guess as close as possible without knowing. Ready, steady, go![audio:https://www.rocktownhall.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/MysteryDate6-20-13.mp3 |titles=Mystery Date 062013]
Despite the above “not necessarily…good” statement, I actually am somewhat surprised at how good I think this is. I am not a fan, at all, of the original source (“artist”), musically, personally or even physically. However I really, really like this song, for the first time, as performed by our Mystery Date. Should I give the original source more cred? Might there be more hidden treasures there by this “artist”? Or is this just a case of a cover version injecting life into something otherwise lifeless?
I didn’t even know what this song was about until now, which makes it rolling off the lips of the original source seem counter intuitive. Though research suggests it was based on actual events! Wha?!