Sid and Susie – Under the Covers Volume II
It’s a well known fact that I’m a sucker for cover songs. Have said covers come from Matthew (SID) Sweet’s kick ass pop guitars and Susanna (SUSIE) Hoffs’ sexy voice and I’m damn near giddy. You might be asking yourself why do you recognize that name? Yep, She’s was (is) the lead singer/guitarist of The Bangles. True story I had a terrible crush on Susanna Hoffs back in the day. I know I know, I’m clearly dating myself here but the heart wants what the heart wants. Susanna Hoffs’ solo in “Walk Like an Egyptian” was the secret formula for sending 80’s puberty into hyperdrive. She was Kelly Kapowski before Kelly Kapowski. While looking for the music video on Youtube, to add to the drop, I came across a clip from her starring role in”The Allnighter”. This is when it gets creepy (er). The Allnighter (as said by wiki)
“is well-known for the famous scene in which Susanna Hoffs slowly dances in front of a mirror in her underwear to the tune of the classic Aretha Franklin hit “Respect”. The movie was meant as a vehicle for The Bangles lead singer, Susanna Hoffs, and was written and directed by her mother.”
Yeah the movie bombed. Shocker. It was the 80’s though so you can’t fault people for trying to milk her popularity…but why on earth was her Mom writing a scene like this for her daughter? How uncomfortable must have that been for every single person involved on that shoot. Could she not see eighteen years into the future when every perv with the internet would have access to this clip on youtube*? Let’s give her some credit though as her daughter was 27 at the time she threw her daughter to the horn wolves, ten plus years older then when Britney’s mom had her in a school girl outfit rolling around asking you to “hit her one more time”.
*What truly makes this scene creepy on Youtube is that due to the general copyright infringement issues “Respect” had to be taken out of the video capture and replaced with new music. Judging from the sound it would appear that the uploader chose to go with a porn soundtrack. Nice work Mrs. Hoffs. Your inability to foresee the future led to you pretty much making the creepiest home movie of your daughter. Ever. Set to porn music.
Regardless of her poor parenting, this is a great cover album. Tons of hits. Approved by Cameron Crowe I’m sure.
1.”Sugar Magnolia“ Grateful Dead 3:32
2.”Go All the Way“ Raspberries 3:33
3.”Second Hand News“ Fleetwood Mac 3:13
4.”Bell Bottom Blues“ Derek and the Dominos 5:02
5.”All the Young Dudes“ Mott the Hoople 3:52
6.”You’re So Vain” Carly Simon 4:22
7.”Here Comes My Girl” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 4:22
8.”I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People” Yes 7:29
9.”Hello It’s Me” Todd Rundgren 3:51
10.”Willin‘” Little Feat 2:59
11.”Back of a Car“ Big Star 2:32
12.”Couldn’t I Just Tell You“ Todd Rundgren 3:27
13.”Gimme Some Truth” John Lennon 3:27
14.”Maggie May” Rod Stewart 5:32
15.”Everything I Own” Bread 3:09
16.”Beware of Darkness” George Harrison 3:38