By Jeff Copperthite:
Good evening and welcome to Saturday’s awesome session. I’ve got a new band for tonight’s session!
Well, I know you’ll look at this title and say “Wait a second Jeff – didn’t Hootie and The Blowfish write this song”?
Wrong! They covered the song from a relatively unknown Canadian band named 54•40. The band has been around since 1981 and wrote this song for their 1986 self-titled album. See, we here at laptopsessions.com try to throw in a little trivia to our posts here and there.
I know you’ll like this song and this particular cover video. It proved very difficult to sing over the riff, so I decided to go with a hybrid strum. It works for most of the video, but there were some spots I was in and out of the entire rhythm.
Also, first video since my voice has fully returned.
Alright, i’m off to sleep – I have a lot to do tomorrow morning. Be sure you are here for Jim “It’s so ‘You will bop your head to all my videos because their just that damn good’ Good” Fusco’s latest video!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!
Jeff – I absolutely love when you add in the backstory trivia. The more the better!! 🙂