Is it strictly speaking a cover version if you co-wrote it?
Ah, what the heck.
Last weekend I got a text from Hel at a most unseemly time of day:
It may have taken me nigh on twelve hours to reply (I WAS ASLEEP) in my usual candid manner, but she was bang on, as she often is.
Here you go:
Johnny Marr – Bigmouth Strikes Again (Glastonbury 2019)
I’ve posted this one before, a long time ago, but there was a documentary on BBC4 on Friday night which reminded me how great and ground-breaking Charley Pride was back in his pomp.
This is perhaps his most famous song, and it’s a master-class of Country music misery and defiance, telling as it does the story of a guy losing a girl to what she thinks is a better life:
Charley Pride – Crystal Chandeliers