Sunday, January 1st, 2012
"Sympathy For The Devil"
Guided By Voices cover The Rolling Stones
Frank YangWhen Guided By Voices hung it up with a final show in Chicago on New Year’s Eve, 2004, I rang in 2005 with a farewell post. Well not a post, reading back over it, but a (salty) salute. This followed a covers post from the Summer of 2004 when they announced they were calling it a day, and then another in October 2010 when they were gearing up for their reunion show at Matador 21 (the MP3s for the second one are still up).
All of which is to say that it felt right to welcome 2012 with another GBV cover post on the occasion of the release of their comeback LP Let’s Go Eat The Factory, which was formally released today to die-hards who’d pre-ordered it (though it either arrived on Friday or will arrive on Tuesday since there’s no mail delivery today or tomorrow, but I digress). But rather than post other bands covering Bob Pollard and company – I’m kind of running out of those – I’ve got one of them covering a band that’s hoary in comparison with GBV – and most active bands, really – The Rolling Stones. I’m not sure exactly when and where it comes from, but the GBVDB points out it’s probably circa 2000, so not the “classic” lineup that’s back together today, but that’s still Bob up front, forgetting the lyrics and not giving a damn.
2012 is also an important year for The Rolling Stones as it’s their 50th anniversary. Congratulations! Please don’t tour.
MP3: Guided By Voices – “Sympathy For The Devil”
Video: The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil” (live at Hyde Park, 1969)
Video: The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil” (live at Altamont, 1969)