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Week 34 – TBT 2017 – Hazy Shade of Winter

With my penchant for cover versions, it’s perhaps not surprising that this brilliant Simon and Garfunkel song should make an appearance along with Mrs Robinson from a few weeks back.

I love this version with its catchy guitar riff and layered vocals. I think it adds depth to the original, which was pretty good on its own. 

I first saw The Bangles on The Tube a while before they really made their name in the UK. I think the song they played was Going down to Liverpool and I really enjoyed their sound. Even now it’s quiet unusual to see a band, playing instruments, which is entirely female: there definitely weren’t many back then. 

I like the connection that Michael Steele, the bassist, has with Joan Jett and Lita Ford. They all played in The Runaways back in the 1970s with moderate success. One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about music is the connection between bands and how people move from one to another.

Anyhoo, enjoy this blast from the past…

Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles

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