I am jittery with anticipation and excitement. Not since last spring when I was doing my April Women's music month,which I promise to revisit this April in the blogosphere, have I been this stoked about posting.
I had a perfect beginning to this blog, but I am having a hard time tracking down an original source for the cover and it requires a bit more research. However, it will be posted with great fanfare later.
Instead I have decided to begin with a well-known classic that takes on a whole new meaning when covered.
Nancy Sinatra and her go-go boots made this song famous in 1961. My most vivid memory of this song occurred in a little diner in Seattle with one of my best friends from high school, J (your average punk in mohawk, leather jacket and knee-high Doc Martens) and another girl (tall, rail-thin with long blonde hair). There was a jukebox in the diner and we put in quarter after quarter playing and re-playing Nancy Sinatra's version of this song and dancing our bouncing souls off.
That memory is a perfect segue into the cover song that I want to highlight, done by the psychobilly band The Meteors. I was able to find THIS video on youtube. This song is most excellent.
SONG OF THE DAY: "These Boots Are made for Walkin' " - Nancy Sinatra
HIGHLIGHTED COVER: "These Boots Are made for Walkin' " - The Meteors
OTHER NOTABLE COVERS:
"One of These Days" - Operation Ivy
"These Boots Are made for Walkin' " - The Fixx
"These Boots Are made for Walkin' "- Siouxsie Sioux
"These Boots Are made for Walkin' "-KMFDM
And yes, even this....
"These Boots Are made for Walkin' " -Megadeath