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The Man Who Sold The World (1982)

mickpuck on November 12, 2011 01:09

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    This cover version of David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World is one of the very few recordings by my pre-Waterboys band THE RED AND THE BLACK.

    Vocals and guitars: Mick Puck
    Bass and sax: Steve Fraser
    Drums: Martin Saunders

    Recorded London, January 1982.


    12 timed comments and 5 regular comments

    • Muhd Amer Daniel
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    • user423803
      user423803 at 0.04 on December 30, 2012 20:47

      This takes me back. Love the sax. Probably Anto Thistlewaite?

    • Davey D
    • rufinmusic
      rufinmusic at 3.34 on May 05, 2012 01:37

      Great cover ! Check out my version :)

    • No Mod Cons
    • bugsbuddy
      bugsbuddy on January 21, 2012 08:02

      Tremendous Mr. Puck. Very strange and mysterious arrangement. Ye should release some of this stuff (along with Another Pretty Face things). Cheers for that, Mike!

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    • MotorhomeMan
      MotorhomeMan on November 12, 2011 16:58

      Brilliant version...although they have covered Prince (purple rain), Hank Williams (many), Van Morrison (too much pleasure and not enough space), this is up there with the best of them. An earthy, early, and enspired choice (forgive the spelling). Thanks Mike.

    • THE Unknown
      THE Unknown at 4.10 on November 12, 2011 16:31

      Not normally a covers person, but this one's a cracker!

    • Drumslinger
      Drumslinger at 3.49 on November 12, 2011 09:14

      The Big Music starts here. Guitars and sax working together on an epic scale. Great to hear this. Steve F promised me a copy of this years ago....but you know Steve......!

    • Sean Miller
      Sean Miller on November 12, 2011 08:47

      This is the wonderful type of primal music that I used to trawl the record fairs for "bootleg tapes" of when, in the late 80s, I started to collect Waterboys rarities.

      Never found this one... but absolutely great, and Mike's voice at its rawest best!

      Thanks for sharing :-)

    • TomTompy
      TomTompy at 1.12 on November 12, 2011 07:31

      Great original given the unmistakable Scott treatment. Of course I love it - big fan!

    • zappaconcrete
      zappaconcrete on November 12, 2011 02:49

      thanks for the perspective Mike ....I can see how this fits right into your first Waterboys release....I love these post as it gives us a glimpse of your history and growth as an artist.

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