Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Wave Wednesday: "Blister in the Sun", by Violent Femmes (music video)

Originally released in 1983, "Blister in the Sun", by Violent Femmes, has become a staple cover song for bar bands worldwide, because you don't have to know the words or be able to dance to get into it. The song was re-released in 2000 as part of the sound track for the John Cusak movie "Grosse Point Blank".

Here's another bit of trivia from Wikipedia: The characteristic introductory melody is virtually identical to the 1962 Shadows' track "Little B" from the album Out of the Shadows, though with added lyrics and without that track's lengthy drum solo.

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