Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ask And You Shall Receive

My pal Andy Pasternack requested a Marshall Crenshaw version of The Walker Brothers classic "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" downstairs.

Here it is.

Actually, it's a one-off live version by Marshall, Jules Shear and the great Graham Maby on bass; if there's another solo Crenshaw version, I can't find it. When it was recorded -- at Tramps, sometime in the 90s, I believe -- the trio were doing business as Bag of Soup.

In any case, the song remains too gorgeous for words no matter who does it. Hell, I even like Cher's cover.