Sunday, October 3, 2010

Words Fail Me (An Occasional Series)

From 1984, please enjoy Warren Zevon and R.E.M. (minus the bald singer) doing business as The Hindu Love Gods. With a very loose, but surprisingly effective, cover of....The Easybeats' unbelievably great "Gonna Have a Good Time Tonight."

I mean -- say what?

Seriously, I had not only never heard this before, I was not heretofore aware it even existed. One assumes Zevon is playing piano somewhere deep within the murk of the mix; one also assumes that Peter Buck is doing the vocals.

Oh, and I wrote about the Easybeats original not so long ago; you can listen to it here if you missed it.