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Started humming this yesterday when I bumped into Cat Power's cover of this song, which is quite good too. Then went on through Percy Sledge, The Commitments, The Flying Burrito Brothers (!) and others... none of them seemed right. Not until I pressed play on this baby... and there it was, the true magic of this song.
Great stuff. And probably funnier than his namesake.
Percy Sledge did it justice, but this is the definitive version. the dictionary definition of deep soul.
@davidedspencer Exactly: definitive.
THEY'RE GONNA FIND US
This is good, but I still like Cat Power's version better. Tho there's definitely something to those gospel sounding backing vocals that's really cool
Pretty much my favorite song (and version) from this era. I liked seeing Diamanda Galás do this in concert too.
@nirmegha cat power definitely does it justice. think her version is in 2nd place in my books
@DaOverSoul tried to find a live video of that but couldn't. can imagine it would have been interesting :)
@juepucta WATCH OUT! :-o
@Rialobran that's so nice to hear. i think with that my work here is done :)
@DaOverSoul Whoa Diamanda Galas sung this too? I gotta find her version. Post a link if you can?
Frank Black (Pixies) and Gram Parsons also do killer versions of this.
@nirmegha I only see audio-only out there (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzsDM3FSrxw) but it's from that great record she did with John Paul Jones. Show I saw, first half was "There are no more tickets to the funeral" (half-naked, sarong, soaked in blood) and second half at the piano
Great! have you heard Diamanda Galas' version?
oops! should've read previous posts first...