Tune: I’m Not your Stepping Stone

In lue of my absence I give you the song, “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” and it’s many covers. To my knowledge the Paul Revere & the Raiders is the first recorded version of the song. The Liver Pool 5 did a great cover of the song, and added a great raw bluesy element to it. The Monkeys did a decent recording of it. They took the original and made it just a little bit more poppy with the vocals. And last but not least the Sex Pistols also did a cover of the song as well. They added that classic gritty and rough punk rock attitude sound to the song.

There are many more covers of this song, but I think these show a good diversity in playing styles to the original  It is interesting to see how one song can be covered and have a totally different tone and sound based on the band playing it; as to almost transcend different genres


Tune: Don’t Want to Fall in Love

Obvious song choice is obvious. This song was actually first recorded as a demo for dookie on acoustic, but then it was re-recorded for insomniac. However, they probably didn’t put it on Insomniac because it doesn’t really fit the tone of the album(in my opinion). The recording was then put on Shenanigans.

Tune: I Need Somebody

For your tune tonight I give you Iggy Pop & the Stooges and comes from there album, “Raw Power.” You can easily see the strong blues influence on this song and the rest of this album as well. I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a vintage CD of this album from Amazon. Reason for this is because when the new version of this album was remixed, it’s wasn’t done well. I will elaborate more on this another day; I am sure to post another song from this album.