Rhino’s Got You Covered: Fuzzbox, The Everly Brothers, Clarence Carter, and Iggy Pop
It’s Wednesday, so it must be time to take another dip into the Rhino catalog and trot out a new quartet of cover songs that you may or may not have heard before. Let’s get started, shall we?
• Fuzzbox, “Trouble” (1990): This Elvis Presley cover – that’s right, it’s the song where The King tells the listener, “If you’re looking for trouble / You came to the right place” – made its debut on the 1990 New Musical Express covers compilation The Last Temptation of Elvis. Since then, however, it’s been added to the so-called “Orgasmatron Edition” of Fuzzbox’s BIG BANG! album.
• The Everly Brothers, “Mr. Soul” (Mix 1) (1969): This Buffalo Springfield cover is a serious obscurity, having made its debut on a promo-only compilation album called THE 1969 WARNER-REPRISE SONGBOOK, turned up again on a 1984 budget release in the UK called NICE GUYS where it wasn’t even credited as being a cover song, and most recently popped up on a compilation of Jack Nitzsche’s best work. We’re just glad it’s finally popped up in our digital catalog, because it’s pretty swell.
• Clarence Carter, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1969): Released on THE DYNAMIC CLARENCE CARTER, this cover sits alongside Carter’s version of The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” but all things considered, we couldn’t resist offering up this unlikely selection, which is filled more soul than you’ll ever believe unless you listen to it.
• David Arnold featuring Iggy Pop, “We Have All the Time in the World” (1997): The cover of this compilation - entitled SHAKEN AND STIRRED – actually credits its contents to The David Arnold James Bond Project, but when taken as individual tracks, it’s easier to just mention Arnold and whoever his guest vocalist is. In this case, it’s Mr. Pop, who croons the theme song from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in a manner that honors the original Louis Armstrong version.