Tuesday, March 2, 2010

All The Way Home













Remember I posted that fine cover version of Drivin´ On 9 by the Breeders a while back in Wild Weekend Vol. 7? Well, I finally managed to track down the original. Listening to Ed´s Redeeming Qualities and their lofi rendition of Drivin´ On 9, it´s easy to see why the Deal sisters were charmed enough to try their luck with it. After a somewhat shaky start Ed & co. audibly gain confidence, and the forceful fiddle takes it all the way home.

"You´ll sure look pretty, in Carson City, walking down the aisle..
Will you wear white? I sure hope not, but you might, just to spite..."

Ed´s Redeeming Qualities was a late eighties cult alt-folk formation from Ohio, whose career was cut short by the untimely death of their main songwriter Dom Leone. Although the band carried on without him for a while, things would never be the same. For more vintage Ed, check out the Music-Snob.

Ed´s Redeeming Qualities - Drivin´ On 9 MP3

4 comments:

The Warden said...

Had no idea the Breeders' song was a cover. Really my favorite track on Last Splash.

Ramone666 said...

Mine too, Warden. Cheers!

Tinca Veerman said...

Love this version!!

Ramone666 said...

Doesn´t surprise me, miss T... Hasta pronto.