Smackdown! Doc Watson vs. the Velvet Underground
I just finished recording a couple of versions of the Clash's 'Junkie Slip' in my studio apartment and sent them in for inclusion on the Sandinista Project. It's a collection of musicians doing songs from the album. Thanks to Jimmy Guterman for remembering me and letting me be involved.
Some of the musicians involved are Steve Wynn - who used to play in one of my fave bands Dream Syndicate, The Smithereens, my friends The Blizzard of 78, Wreckless Eric and tons more.
Version 1 of Junkie Slip is a sort of a Doc Watson/Zydeco treatment. It features Dickie Reed on accordian, Kate Conroy on fiddle and Kristen Lund on backing vocals. I sing, play the guitar and mandolin.
Version 2 is sort of Velvet Underground meets the Beachboys (Femme Fatale with handclaps)
I submitted both of them and I'm letting Jimmy decide on which one to use. It was fun. The song Junkie Slip is... hmm let's say challenging.
See you later...
Oh yeah -
I'm going to the mailbox to wait.