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rustoffa
05-28-2005, 09:53 PM
This is one more baffling cover choice.

Some fucker told me that Dave was a HUGE Gerry Rafferty fan...who knows? Seems like a cover of "Stuck In The Middle With You" would've been a better choice. That was Stealers Wheel or some shit, but still Gerry Rafferty.

"Baker Street" is like this melancholy ode to a dude that ain't got his shit together right?

Fucking WEIRD.
:confused:

Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well another crazy day, you’ll drink the night away
And forget about everything.

This city desert makes you feel so cold
It’s got so many people but it’s got no soul
And it’s taken you so long to find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything.

You used to think that it was so easy,
You used to say that it was so easy
But you’re tryin’, you’re tryin’ now.
Another year and then you’d be happy
Just one more year and then you’d be happy
But you’re cryin’, you’re cryin’ now.

Way down the street there’s a light in his place
He opens the door, he’s got that look on his face
And he asks you where you’ve been, you tell him who you’ve seen
And you talk about anything.

He’s got this dream about buyin’ some land
He’s gonna give up the booze and the one night stands
And then he’ll settle down, it’s a quiet little town
And forget about everything.

But you know he’ll always keep movin’
You know he’s never gonna stop movin’
Cause he’s rollin’, he’s the rollin’ stone.
And when you wake up it’s a new morning
The sun is shining, it’s a new morning
But you’re going, you’re going home.

academic punk
05-28-2005, 10:01 PM
Love the sax in that song! Great tone, killer tune!

Loons The Great
05-29-2005, 07:09 AM
The saxophone song...until Diamond Dave recorded the tune I nevah paid it no mind...but nah I hear it in every casino, bar, juke joint, red house, an' waterin' hole Ise steppin' inta...Yez Yez...

DavidLeeNatra
05-29-2005, 01:03 PM
isn't the most famous man living in baker street sherlock holmes?

FORD
05-29-2005, 04:39 PM
I'm actually surprised that song didn't make the "Diamond Dave" album. Can't say the same about the cover of the ELO disco song though. I never liked the original of that one either.

Full Bug
05-29-2005, 04:55 PM
Anyone got the MP3 of it? I have heard it before but its been awhile....

Big Fat Sammy
05-30-2005, 01:44 AM
Yeah I have it, I will upload it somewhere tomorrow.

Big Fat Sammy
05-30-2005, 12:54 PM
DOWNLOAD it here!

http://www.angelfire.com/stars5/dlr

DLRisGOD
05-30-2005, 02:12 PM
Not bad, but I've heard much better from DLR...

Dave's Bitch
05-30-2005, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by DLRisGOD
Not bad, but I've heard much better from DLR...

yup much better

Jurak
05-30-2005, 09:07 PM
yep much much better.....although he did a pretty good job on that song, some parts were too low and muffled....
there's nothing like good sax tho, ... :D

Big Fat Sammy
05-30-2005, 09:55 PM
Thats Edgar Winter on Sax if anyones interested. :)

Loons The Great
05-30-2005, 09:59 PM
Great part of the BBQ vid, 'specially on the director's cut...

Full Bug
05-30-2005, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by Big Fat Sammy
DOWNLOAD it here!

http://www.angelfire.com/stars5/dlr
Cool, thanx dude....:cool:

Jurak
05-31-2005, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by Big Fat Sammy
Thats Edgar Winter on Sax if anyones interested. :)


dool, he's "still alive and well" then, :D what about his bro.....

Big Fat Sammy
05-31-2005, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by Jurak
dool, he's "still alive and well" then, :D what about his bro.....

I saw Rick Derringer about 10 years ago...was talking with him after the show and I asked him about Johnny Winter. "In BAD shape" he said. Then he told me Johnny probably won't make it through the week alive.

...but Johnny IS STILL ALIVE AND KICKIN. He looks like he's even gained a couple of pounds in the last couple of years...

http://www.johnnywinter.net/

DavidLeeNatra
05-31-2005, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by Jurak
yep much much better.....although he did a pretty good job on that song, some parts were too low and muffled....
there's nothing like good sax tho, ... :D

sax is the natural enemy of the guitar solo... ;)

it's a great laid back tune...something in the mood like "coconut grove" or "sunburn"

I wonder when dave recorded all this stuff.

ashstralia
06-01-2005, 12:35 AM
foo fighters did a great version too......

Terry
06-14-2005, 11:02 PM
Enjoyed it. Can think of several cover tunes on Diamond Dave I'd have replaced this with.

Funny about the lyrics being a possible dialogue to EVH. Fairly appropriate.

Loons The Great
08-23-2007, 04:33 AM
Sizzlin' and saxin' all the way to de top-ah nah nah yezz yezz...well well well...

diamondsgirl
08-24-2007, 09:31 PM
I would have preferred Stuck in the Middle...for sure. Dave would nail that shit.


But, always an interesting perspective from Rustoffa. I never thought of the lyrics possible pertaining to E. Hmmm...

Jérôme Frenchise
09-02-2007, 09:05 AM
Dave covering "Baker Street" isn't that surprising.
"Coconut Grove", "Damn Good" (safe for the guitar wizardness), "Sunburn" or "Black Sand"are close to that mood.

I dug that tune back when it was released (1977) and often broadcast. Even bought the "City to city" album at Tower Records at Picadilly in 1995. I like it a lot, and in addition it fits damn well with some girl at home. :)

But I agree with Rustoffa about the lyrics, it's kind of odd.

As for Edgar Winter, I think he was the one who took a big risk, as the original sax is perfect: his own sounds weak in comparison...

In Rafferty's version, it's the guitar solo that's always grabbed my attention. Great inspiration there.

:cool:

Seshmeister
09-02-2007, 06:57 PM
Yeah a lot of people miss the guitar solo it's very cool.

Did I mention Gerry Rafferty is Scottish?:)

City to city sold a couple of million in the US but much to the anger of his record company he refused to tour with it or it would have been much more.

I think he was one of those songwriter guys that just didn't want to be a big star.

jharp84
09-02-2007, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by Loons The Great
The saxophone song...until Diamond Dave recorded the tune I nevah paid it no mind...but nah I hear it in every casino, bar, juke joint, red house, an' waterin' hole Ise steppin' inta...Yez Yez...

Exactly!! Never liked the tune til I saw the dlr vid especially with a nice "buzz" Then it wasn't so bad!!!

jharp84
09-02-2007, 07:49 PM
That's a Green Buzz! The "MELLOW BUZZ fot the MELLOW TUNE! Get it! You FUCKS!! Just kiddin!! AS Fuckhead(OZZY) say's "I LOVE YOU ALL" Let's Party!!!

GreenBayLA
01-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Wow that's a song from my youth that I never knew the artist or title. But it's a strong song. Roth's version is only a half take but I don't see it as stab at EVH.
Singer seems to be addressing a woman about her no-good man. Perhaps singer has an interest in her as well or he could just be narrator. Either way great vocals and both sax and guitar burn a place in your brain.
Thanx for DLR download Big Fat Sammy.

lesfunk
01-27-2009, 09:52 PM
If DAve had put that on the Diamond Dave disk I'll bet he would have gotten some Airplay and maybe even a hit out of it.

ELVIS
03-03-2009, 08:19 PM
Can't say the same about the cover of the ELO disco song though. I never liked the original of that one either.


I like both versions...

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:elvis:

ELVIS
03-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Dave's vocal is strong on that one...


:elvis:

vaijuju
03-04-2009, 03:15 AM
DOWNLOAD it here!

David Lee Roth (http://www.angelfire.com/stars5/dlr)

Thanks man for this another one of DLR' covers
Like said "Jerome franchise" we know that dave can sing song like "coconut groove" "sunburn" or "black sand".Dave for ever!

vaijuju
03-04-2009, 03:16 AM
I like both versions...

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:elvis:

me too!

Sarge
03-06-2009, 04:10 AM
I like both versions...

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:elvis:


I like ELO, and I really like that video.. but I do not like Dave's Disco version of it..

Sarge
03-06-2009, 04:17 AM
I'm actually surprised that song didn't make the "Diamond Dave" album. Can't say the same about the cover of the ELO disco song though. I never liked the original of that one either.


I liked it much better than the Disco song, but ... this isn't why we like Dave and Classic VH. Bakerstreet is way too mellow. It's not rockin' enough..

ELVIS
03-06-2009, 04:24 AM
They're both better than Dave butchering If 6 was 9


:rolleye0018:

Panamark
03-06-2009, 05:25 AM
Electric Light Orchestra !

They were fucking grate !

Dont seem to get their dues these days...
It just blew me away to read you guys like them.
Turn to Stone !

ELVIS
03-06-2009, 05:30 AM
I like almost every thing they ever did!

I sort of compare them to the Beatles in some ways...

Panamark
03-06-2009, 06:01 AM
Jeff Lynne was obviously influenced
by the Beatles, But he took it to
a new place and the material all
sounded original. It was good value,
like we had a continuation of the Beatles
but from a new perspective...
Production on the ELO stuff was also way
ahead of its time. Great talent indeed !
I thought it was fitting when he eventually got
to work with George Harrison...

ELVIS
03-06-2009, 10:02 AM
Me too...I agree...


:elvis:

Big Troubles
03-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Dave's vocal is strong on that one...


:elvis:


It's also synthesized. But yes I do like his version better than the original.


Man, we're old.


Never trust a fart.
Never waste a boner.

Big Troubles
03-06-2009, 07:40 PM
They're both better than Dave butchering If 6 was 9


:rolleye0018:


seriously? Nah... My fav off DD is If 6 was 9. Maybe its because Ive had a lap dance to it?


yeah, now that i think of it, it certainly got more CD player time after that.

ForeverDLR/VH
07-17-2009, 06:31 AM
One of the best songs from "No Holds BBQ"