By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to your Sunday, Sunday, Sunday edition of The Laptop Sessions here on the best (explitive) music video blog on planet earth. Don’t believe me? This is my 120th Laptop Session, Chris debuts his 100th music video cover song tomorrow, and I’m sure Jeff is knocking on that door very soon… All this adds up to over 300 music videos all done to perfection with love and care for the music that made us who we are. I suggest, if this is your first time here, clicking on the band categories in the left sidebar and clicking on your favorite band. I’m sure you’ll find at least one great acoustic cover music video in there!
On to tonight’s video. Well, after a long day at the Big E fair in West Springfield, MA, I had to come home to do my video. Regulars to the video blog know that I usually have quite a backlog of videos handy, but with my recent cold, that stash was depleted. I’m still not at 100%, but I can fake it, as I did tonight.
I didn’t realize that Brian Wilson did a cover of this song on his new album, “That Lucky Old Sun”. I guess it was on the Best Buy exclusive disc. I ended up buying the CD/DVD version, so I’m without the bonus tracks, but luckily Chris has them, as he bought the standard edition (some fan HE is! j/k) at Best Buy.
I saw Herman’s Hermits, or at least some derivitive of them, at the North Haven, CT Fair a couple years ago. They were really good. At least they had Peter Noone. I learned the Creed from the Office was actually a real member of Herman’s Hermits back in the 60s, and he plays a character of himself on the show. Needless to say, I don’t think Creed was at the North Haven Fair show.
This is an easy song to play, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s definitely one that you should learn if you’re just starting on guitar and also have a tenor voice. I’m sure Brian doesn’t sing it in this original key, but who knows- no one expected an album like TLOS during this stage of his career.
Stay tuned, folks. I, of course, extended New Bands Week by a day, but sadly, Chris will be ending that streak tomorrow. It’s okay- he’s been planning his big 100th Post Bash for a long time. And if his camera is still functional after seeing his chest hair, he’ll be back for Thursday’s video, as well. Until then!