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Perla Batalla – Hallelujah
Credit Due Department: Thanks to José María Vela
I must say that his live versions are more rhythmic than the CD, where he keeps his voice lower and calm. The Bird on a Wire version on the CD is quite different from the live performance. There’s a je ne sais quoi of Ry Cooder and Paris Texas.
Leonard Cohen songs covered with a Ry Cooder vibe? I’m in.
All of the tracks on the album are available as audio-only videos on YouTube at Gerard George Kettel. I’ve embedded a couple of these recordings below for convenience.
I Tried To Leave You
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From the Soundcloud description:
From the cd “Momnipotent: Songs for Weary Parents”, recorded at Inception Sound in 1990. This track was produced by Rick Whitelaw. Sometimes, when a woman is expecting her second child, she feels as if the glamorous part of her life is over. This song expands on that theme! There are a few of Cohen’s phrases and chord progressions in this homage. I got permission! -nw
David McComb, an Australian singer-songwriter who died at 36 in 1999,1 was lead singer for The Triffids and later a member of the Blackeyed Susans. He also did a solo tour with his own backing band, The Red Ponies.
An especially well-done summary of the history and significance of the Triffids and McComb by UrPal, a contributor to LeonardCohenForum and a moderator of The Triffids web site, is available at “Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On” By McComb & Peters Is On Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox.
Memories By Leonard Cohen
I am an unabashed fan of “Memories,” a song originally concocted during the brief, stormy, and itself memorable collaboration-collision of Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector. Previous posts featuring “Memories” include the following:
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Memories & Death Of A Ladies’ Man
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Leonard Cohen On Memories
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Memories & I Am A Hotel
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: The 1979 ZDF-TV Droll, Deadpan Version
- Leonard Cohen Down Memories Laine: Live Performances Of Memories Online
These covers by David McComb and The Red Ponies and by the Blackeyed Susans are outstanding additions to the collection.
Blackeyed Susans – Memories
Note: Originally posted Oct 27, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric