Here are all of colonel's jams.
by The Box Tops
It took me ages to decide on a jam this week. Nothing stuck in my head nor did anything really make a connection with me musically. So I went for an ol' classic. There has been a wealth of covers - I like both the BTO and Al Green versions (I almost jammed Al's instead).
Jammed: 31st Jul 2014
by Le Hoodoo Gurus
I didn't think this song could get any better until... According to wikipedia..."Leilani is a beautiful maiden who went to the volcano to collect sea shells. However, despite the warnings of her lover, she still kept going. The volcano erupted and she was killed." Reading this reminded me of a Garfield episode. If you read the plot for "Garfield in Paradise" there are some similarities. Leilani + Garfield...does this get any better?
Jammed: 15th Jul 2014
by Creedence Clearwater Revival
This is likely to become my "eternal jam" in the near future. For many reasons The Midnight Special resonates personally. I have listened to a few different versions - Johnny Rivers does an interesting upbeat but it doesn't connect with me; Lead Belly sticks with this song's American south roots; Bobby Darin's version I find boring.
Jammed: 30th Jun 2014
by Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
Had always known of this number but never really given it much attention. This week I heard former Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan do a live cover. Donovan's live cover was far better than her YouTube blog version but I think Amy's version tops both.
Jammed: 16th Jun 2014
This has a special place in my heart even though I am not usually one for metal. Many university nights ended with my mildly inebriated housemates trying to count how many times this track could possibly have ended.
Jammed: 13th May 2014
by Motley Crue
Once upon a time The Sunday Footy Show always concluded with this jam. The show has somewhat waned over the years. Regardless of this unimportant fact, you can't go wrong with Motley Crue.
Jammed: 28th Apr 2014
by The Falls
Once upon a time The Falls played at Gulgong Folk Festival. Last week they released their debut US EP - Into The Fire. So far this is my favourite track from the once Sydney-based couple. Call me crazy but what I like about these two is their back story - it makes their music shine.
Jammed: 24th Feb 2014