By Jeff Copperthite:
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. It’s that time…that’s right…Thumpin’ Thursday! Who doesn’t enjoy a great dose of their Laptop Sessions on the second best day of the week – and it’s right after the best day of the week!
This next song is sort of by request – Jim mentioned it in recent correspondence that this song was covered by Nirvana, and we have not done either Nirvana, or the guy who wrote the song David Bowie.
What better day than Thumpin’ Thursday to fix both of those things in one session?
Therefore, here comes Jeff Copperthite with the “cover of a cover” version of David Bowie’s classic “The Man Who Sold The World” from his album of the same name. The cover version was featured on the widely played Nirvana edition of the show “MTV Unplugged”. I thoroughly enjoyed that series when it was on the air, and some of my favorite bands were lucky enough to be featured on that show while it lasted.
I recorded this in the same session as my previous U2 video, and again, I look tired. I feel a lot better today than how I look in this video. I couldn’t get a solid take where I played the riff cleanly, and eventually cut out some parts with the riff. I also came in just a bit too early on one part. Nobody has pointed it out in my recent video (what I did wrong), but I am very pleased on the positive feedback I have gotten from that video.
But now, you get to enjoy this version on a great Thursday. I hope you enjoy it, and return for Jim’s fantastic Friday edition tomorrow!
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!