Category Archives: Didn’t Know It Was a Cover

Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | David Gilmour’s There’s No Way Out Of Here

While enjoying some much-needed respite from the claustrophobic Pink Floyd machine, David Gilmour summed up his fraught situation with one of his best solo efforts and the great ‘missing’ Floyd song: ‘There’s No Way Out of Here’ – but it … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | The Flying Burrito Brothers’ Wild Horses

Gram Parsons rewired country music into his own beautiful vision where his considerable gifts were evident on one of his finest ever recordings.  Gram Parsons, an immensely talented musician haunted by personal demons and a penchant for cocaine and heroin … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | Elvis Costello’s Shipbuilding

This relentlessly affecting composition was co-written by Elvis Costello and producer Clive Langer intended for English musician Robert Wyatt in 1982.  Langer, not happy with the lyrics that he had written himself, presented the tune to Costello, and within days … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | David Bowie’s Red Sails

David Bowie – Red Sails Bowie was dabbling in German rock as early as Diamond Dogs’ Sweet Thing (reprise), and he clearly loved the likes of Kraftwerk, but his music was far more influenced by the Köln rhythms of Neu!, … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was a Cover | Steve Miller Band’s Jet Airliner

Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band’s classic track off the 1977 blockbuster Book of Dreams is a cover. I learnt this today. The track was originally written by underrated blues/rock artist Paul Pena in 1973 about his airplane trip from Boston … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was a Cover | Kiss’ King of the Night Time World

King of the Night Time World Ever wondered why Kim Fowley was writing with Kiss in 1976? That’s because King of the Night Time World is a cover! In a weird situation Kiss covered this song by little-known power-pop band … Continue reading

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