Historian Note (originally posted August 6, 2009) This cover song has been re-uploaded to my new Youtube account. It got stuck in my head earlier today after hearing it again, and I figured it should be the next update to my expanding video history!
Welcome to Thumpin’ Thursday! And tonight, I’ve got a song that will have you tapping your feet and thumping along!
It occured to me today that, wow there’ s a lot of music that I know and have heard, but never knew either the band or the name of the song (or both). This song falls into both of these never knew categories. I have heard this song in the past and liked it. I never bothered to figure out who it was by or what the name of it was (although I had a hunch it was “Good Thing”). So when I learned who performed the song, I immediately looked it up and learned it.
As you can see in this video, playing this song and singing it is quite a challenge. The strumming pattern is unique, and the lyrics are not easy to follow, or have a set rhythm (as in the other song that i’ve covered by this band “She Drives Me Crazy”). Couple that with a rather rigid pattern and you have a song that’s trickier than it looks.
I could’ve also gone with open position chords, but I felt the song was easier to play in the barre position, and sounded better too. It also complemented the strum style.
Just to let you know ahead of time, but I will be on vacation next week, and will have a scheduled post go up on Thursday @ 6 p.m.
Until then, enjoy this thumpin’ hit from FYC!