Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Big Man in Town' by the Four Seasons

Clem hasn't had access to a barber, but I got my first haircut in four months yesterday!

Fun to see Blondie drummer Clem Burke's 10 favorite albums. While David Bowie's "The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars," "The Velvet Underground & Nico," and the usual classics by the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Stooges were to be expected, it was "Golden Hits" by the Four Seasons atop the list that tickled me most.

He writes:
Before and after The Beatles, you had New Jersey’s own Four Seasons. This may be the first album I ever owned. The production, vocals and musicianship were all fantastic, and what great songs! Once The Beatles showed up, I remember there being endless arguments at school over who were the superior group! I’ve been trying to Google the drummer on all those early hits to no avail. Who is that amazing mystery man? With Blondie, we would sometimes cover their song “Big Man In Town.” That was always fun, with Debbie boasting about one day being the big “man” in town!
I couldn't find Blondie's version, so enjoy the original!


Blondie's cover of "Seven Rooms of Gloom" is on the remastered version of "Eat to the Beat." 

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