Speaking Of Hellas Covers February 7, 2018 by Steve Moyer Here’s one that’s definitely grown on me over the years. The noisy guitary chorus with the Keith Moon drums doesn’t feel right at first and takes some time to get used to. But what the hell. . . Share this:FacebookLinkedInEmailTwitterMoreTumblrPinterestReddit
I’m gonna smack the Hellacopters when I see them. WHERE ARE THE BACKUP VOCALS ON THE CHORUS? I like it fine otherwise. The original is a perfect song and it’s rarely a good idea to cover a perfect song, but Rare Earth also had a hit with what’s supposed to be a live version in ’69-70. The album had an exotic domed cover. The album version takes up a whole side and that’s way too long, but at least for dancing it stands up all through. The single is damn good and the drummer is a motherfucker. Great snare sound too.
I guess the noisy guitars and Keith Moon drums ARE the backup vocals.
Keith Moon was never that tight. His meager virtues inhere in his looseness.And who are you to disparage noisy guitars?
No disparage intended.
That’s a relief. I thought for a minute you were going soft, in a Hellas comment of all places. I should have known better. Mea culpa.