Wednesday, 20 April 2016
I was finishing a story late the other night for the next Sideburn (it's never-ending...) and the name Jezebel came up. Great song, I thought, and immediately stopped working and went onto YouTube (I now have the concentration of a butterfly).
The superb rendition above came up, the original of this much covered tune. During the 1950s performance Frankie Laine really emotes and the dancers have curves for days.
I first heard this song played by The Mummies, one of my all-time favourite bands. I've travelled 1000s of miles to see them, in the UK and Europe, and even interviewed them for the long-gone Bizarre magazine. I know people will watch ten seconds of this video and decide they wouldn't walk to the bottom of their garden to watch The Mummies, but musical taste is funny like that.
They were the most memorable live band I've ever seen (If you were wondering, off the top of my head: 1. The Mummies 2. King Khan and The Shrines 3. Rocket From the Crypt 4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 5. Man or Astroman? 6. The Headcoats 7. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 8. Pussy Galore 9. NOFX 10. The Pogues).
Anyway, hopefully you'll enjoy one or both these clips, or maybe neither. Either way, another post will be along soon and is likely to be about motorcycles or the people who ride them. G