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Friday, July 15, 2011

Flashback Friday -- The Beat Farmers

R.I.P. Country Dick Montana.

One of the great showmen of his generation, Country Dick was involved in two of the best shows I've ever seen, one as the drummer and occasional vocalist for the Beat Farmers, and one as one of the co-leaders of the Pleasure Barons along with Mojo Nixon, Dave Alvin and John Doe.

This one's a Springsteen Cover:

This is A Neil Young cover:

A Velvet Underground cover:

And this is their  take-off on Richard Hell's "Blank Generation":

For you young 'uns, Here's the original:


Anonymous said...

Just FYI, Beat Generation comes from long before Richard Hell:

Professor Chaos said...

Anon -- Thanks for the info. I always assumed it was based on the Richard Hell song. I learn something new every day!