Songs That Can’t Be Screwed Up, Revisited, Retracted Posted by Mr. Moderator Apr 282011 This is an outrage. Pages: 1 2 3 17 Responses to “Songs That Can’t Be Screwed Up, Revisited, Retracted” shonuffnyesido says: 04/28/2011 at 10:42 am you’ve done it again mr. moderator! is candyshop singing through some scandanavian accent? is the male singer tim robbins in character? 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 04/28/2011 at 11:13 am I think Candystore may be offspring of the Shmenge Brothers. Easily the most entertaining of the three versions. I’ve gotta go listen to Dave Edmunds now – clean the palate. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 04/28/2011 at 11:18 am Yes! 0 High Five BigSteve says: 04/28/2011 at 11:21 am I kind of like the shuffle version by the Jayhawks. The Karla DeVito version is just too fast. It brought back memories of the skinny tie era, when pretending to go new wave seemed like a good career move. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 04/28/2011 at 11:43 am It’s not terribly performed, but to me the shuffle makes it sound like they’re gearing up for Saturday night at the VFW club – no offense to those who’ve served our country, of course. 0 High Five cdm says: 04/28/2011 at 11:47 am The crowd shots in that Karla DeVito version are outstanding. My favorite is the overly enthusiastic guy in the stripped shirt behind the super-straight uptight guy in the tux. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 04/28/2011 at 12:24 pm Agreed. Those guys almost redeem the terrible performance. 0 High Five funoka says: 04/28/2011 at 12:39 pm Classic “let the sidemen sing a song” ploy. 0 High Five mockcarr says: 04/28/2011 at 1:00 pm Sounds like a crappy award acceptance speech by DeVito. The hidden hero of the Fogerty/Edmunds version is the rhythm section throbbing along obviously. I think the Jayhawks arrangement could work, not that it’s preferable. 0 High Five misterioso says: 04/28/2011 at 2:19 pm I have to assume this is being played for yucks. Right? 0 High Five underthefloat says: 04/28/2011 at 6:26 pm Karla DeVito! Ah, this reminds me of our local freebie newspaper review of her solo album “Is this a cool world or what”?. First line of review: “Is this a stupid name for an album or what”? 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 04/28/2011 at 7:40 pm Yeah, you know the Ian character in “High Fidelity?” Now we know what happened to him. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 04/28/2011 at 7:44 pm Wow, I wonder if there is a Thom Yorke version? 0 High Five eh says: 04/29/2011 at 4:17 am I love the Searchers version from their Sire years, of which there doesnt’ seem to be a good version on YouTube. It seems to lose the lead vocals in the conversion. …but man you can get lost in all the bad versions on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm1VyrAErLg I’m starting to think that it’s a song that is hard to screw up (or not), but the original is still the better one, even more than Edmunds. I do think it’s better when it’s done strummy style rather than the shuffle or some other Vegasification. 0 High Five BigSteve says: 04/29/2011 at 8:50 am I love the Searchers’ version too. That may actually have been the first one I ever heard. I also found this Gene Clark/Carla Olson version, which may be the source of the shuffle version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgFFDEljqLw 0 High Five funoka says: 04/29/2011 at 9:14 am Nice Big Steve! That record they did together was really pretty good. Too bad Gene basically drank himself to death at 46. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 04/29/2011 at 10:05 am Yes, I think that Clark/Olson version, which kicked off the original RTH post on this subject, is the basis of the Jayhawks’ version. Clark and Olson, however, nail it. In my opinion, and all that jazz… 0 High Five Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.