It’s Covered: Summertime Blues

by oddbodkins on July 22, 2010

Mother Terrible recently mentioned that summer is about over, and that school is just around the corner. While her exaggeration is obvious, it got me to thinking that if i’m going to do an “It’s Covered” on the classic “Summertime Blues,” i better get off my duff and into action.

Originally penned by Eddie Cochran and his manager, Jerry Capehart, it started life as a B-side before eventually peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1958 and #18 on the UK Singles Chart. It’s been covered by dozens of folks, and i’ve got more than a couple of versions for you to sample, from the original to a Japanese release only version by the greatest rock band playing today to the speed punk of the gods that were Guitar Wolf. i understand there’s an Olivia Newton-John version out there i’m dying to get my hands on for reasons i can’t even figure out myself, but there you have it.

Hopefully, it cures what ails ya.

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