Musings on the byways of popular culture
30/10/2015 by minibreakfast 11 Comments
30/10/2015 at 11:11
I bloody love BBC4 on a Friday night. Tonight there’s the Kate Mossman-presented “Girl in a Band: Tales From the Rock ‘n’ Roll Front Line” to look forward to ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06l17fn ), but even better is the lineup for next Friday (Nov 6th).
Covers Night begins with “Sings Dylan II”, an hour of covers from the likes of Julie Felix, Richie Havens and erm, the Nolans: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nszhz
This is followed by the meat of the evening, “Better than the Original: the Joy of the Cover Version”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06n9q8y
and finally a clips show “Ultimate Covers at the BBC”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ns4gf
I will be glued to the lot.
30/10/2015 at 11:33
Kate Mossman! Cover versions! Stackridge in Bolton the following night! Three of my passions in one weekend! Copious amounts of beer will be consumed and there will be an ample supply of spoken bollocks.
30/10/2015 at 11:57
Two weekends Beanster, Kate is on tonight! Don’t miss her, I know you guys are BFFs.
31/10/2015 at 10:02
I record too many programmes on Friday night for my V+ box to cope. It will be on regular repeat throughout the week I am sure. I’m the second love of her life after Roger Taylor (the swine).
Rigid Digit says
30/10/2015 at 20:14
Another top schedule for the (supposedly) little watched channel with an un-guaranteed future.
If BBC4 does stop, then where will stuff like this be shown?
I doubt if BBC2 would devote one night a week, and SkyArts (the seemingly obvious “competition” often falls short, preferring to rely on 30 minute whistle stop profiles, old Live shows or the Classic Albums shows.
06/11/2015 at 20:43
Bump – on in 15mins…
06/11/2015 at 22:03
Don’t want to sound churlish, but just watched the Dylan covers prog and spent the whole hour wanting to listen to the originals, with perhaps Bryan Ferry being the only exception.
Let’s see how “Better Than The Original” shapes up…..
06/11/2015 at 22:10
Let’s hope it features Massive Attack’s superb version of “Light my Fire”, which everyone acclaims as ‘better than the original’ [are you sure about this – Ed.].
06/11/2015 at 23:03
Nope, it didn’t. But it was a better-spent hour. Enjoyed that.
06/11/2015 at 23:59
No mention of U2’s classic take on All Aling the Watchtower.
Or even Helter Skelter.
07/11/2015 at 01:31
Caught some of it tonight, was surprised to learn that ‘Go Now’ was a cover and not a Moody Blues original.
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