Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dirty Old Town...Another Country Heard From.

Eric posted a video of The Pogues performing Dirty Old Town today.  Well...I see your Pogues and raise you a David Byrne!

OK! It's a totally different song (from Byrne's most excellent album Rei Momo), so it's apples and oranges...but hey, I thought I was about to hear The Pogues doing this one when I clicked "play".  So all's fair.

Incidentally, Byrne's done the other one too.

Happy Wednesday!


Eric said...


As for Byrne doing The Pogues' song: dude, that's Richard Fucking Thompson and David Byrne doing The Pogues' "Dirty Old Town." As in "Fairport Convention" Richard Thompson, "Richard And Linda Thompson" Richard Thompson, as in one of the greatest guitarists on Earth Richard Thompson. So thank you for linking to it, but you did know you were linking to precious gold, right?

And if anyone out there isn't familiar with Mr. Thompson's supremacy, I'd suggest picking up I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight as a starting point.

Nathan said...

Yeah Eric,

The guy who played JohnBoy Walton...right?