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Something Else From Behind The Sofa - Bangles/katrina & The Waves

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Here's the Katrina & the Waves song "Going Down to Liverpool" which the Bangles subsequently covered, my version being based more on theirs than the original.

 

Admittedly, the concertina plays a much-reduced role in this - I used it to imitate the way the Bangles did their backing vocals in their version of the song, so it's quite low in the mix, and doesn't appear immediately.

 

I never really finished it, and despite the fact that if I were to revisit it now I'd certainly redo the bits where the high notes in the vocal veer off pitch, when I found it again yesterday I was pleased with the gentle bluegrassy feel of the arrangement, so I thought I'd share.

 

https://soundcloud.com/5357311/going-down-to-liverpool-bangleskatrina-and-the-waves-cover

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Another great track that takes me back to the good old days… I like the style of this, and, in the best possible way, it reminds me of the 70s and a number of bands from that era. Great music... keep digging behind that sofa!

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Another great track that takes me back to the good old days… I like the style of this, and, in the best possible way, it reminds me of the 70s and a number of bands from that era. Great music... keep digging behind that sofa!

 

I agree. Those of us "of a certain age" had a good soundtrack. There are, of course, many artists in many genres doing just as interesting and compelling music, but it's good to be reminded of old favorites.

 

Thanks again,

Frank

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I was pleased with the gentle bluegrassy feel of the arrangement, so I thought I'd share.

 

This is just what I really like with this recording!

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Thank you all - I was an impressionable 11-year-old when The Bangles were at their commercial peak, so they had quite an effect on me at the time :)

 

It's a really great song, though, isn't it? Funny how some of the folkiest songs of recent times come from less folky quarters.

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I love the whole package with this song. I ofter think of rock as modern folk music and this cover fits the folk process so well. The song sounds both modern and ancient at the same time. I could see an amazing celebration of Liverpool including this treatment. Good job!

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