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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fujiyama Mama

As the sleevenotes  of Hard Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson (Bloodshot 077) state "there's nothing like a bunch of renegades paying tribute to a renegade"
The renegade in question being the Maverick Queen of Rockabilly herself Ms Wanda Jackson.
There are some interesting covers of Wanda's songs on this album (cover artwork as always by Jon Langford).
Obviously none come close to the originals but this may well be an interesting series to dip into every now and again to compare and contrast.
Now there is nothing worse than a cover sounding like a carbon copy of the original. Such an accusation can certainly not be leveled at Trailer Bride who turn the classic Fujiyama Mama into an apocalyptic dirge.
Wanda is huge in Japan - not sure what her Japanese friends will make of this cover!

Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama Mama

Trailer Bride - Fujiama Mama

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