Wednesday, February 15, 2006

International psych covers

There's nothing like a good old bit of classic rock cover version madness, so here's some for that post-valentine day feeling.

A mexicali voodoo version of Hey Joe, a 1967 french psych oddity from an 18 year old Jacqueline Taieb and Patti Smith's classic take on the Who from her 1975 Horses LP:

  • Los Locos Del Ritmo - Hey Joe (from Mexican Rock and Roll Rumble and Psych-Out South of the Border)
  • Jacqueline Ta├»eb - 7 Heures Du Matin (from Girls in the Garage volume 3)
  • Patti Smith - My Generation (from Horses)

    Get all three mp3s in one easy to rip file from here

I know the JT track isn't actually a cover, just a name check, but it's great. And yes folks, the PS cover is international, 'cos the Who were English and Patti American. Jeesh.

If you like this stuff, then you will appreciate the Jan Franzen list of cover versions of Hey Joe and the Ye Ye Girls page on Jacqueline Taieb, also a great source for other 60s french chic chicks.