David Cloyd, "Dear Boy" By Ed Park|2015-09-19T00:05:12-07:00June 1, 2012|Uncategorized|4 Comments Author Recent Posts Ed Park Latest posts by Ed Park (see all) Bring on the Lucie by Hallelujah the Hills - October 9, 2015 Experiment: Two Words - July 27, 2013 POV - July 19, 2013 This cover is worth posting again! Related posts: "Dear Boy" Oh my God, Beatles sketch comedy My teenage years in handy YouTube format "John was as blind as a bat…" The King Features’ version of "Tomorrow Never Knows" Ram On! "All This And World War II" Christmas Never Knows Ram’s Resurgence "Love" I Forgot to Remember “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” Nowhere Boy: The first Mid-Atlantic Beatles biography? Share This Article FacebookTwitterEmail 4 Comments Anonymous June 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm An excellent version of a great Paul song. This cover is so faithful to the original, that it reminds me of the old “Stars On 45″… do you remember them? I used to hear them on dancefloors in the early ’80s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOuZmEKmtWQ -hologram sam Nancy Carr June 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm I really like this version by Bodies of Water, too (from the “Ram on LA” album): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pWn01foyp4 drasil June 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm I’d like to know why, exactly, you feel this is worth posting again. David Cloyd’s cover is a slavish reproduction of the original with none of its warmth or charm. (Or production value–there’s so much pitch correction on the vocals that I’m not even sure what the singer’s real voice sounds like.) Ram’s ascension to indie rock touchstone status is plagued with a giant issue that this cover version highlights: no matter how much you love Ram, random contemporary musician, the reason you love it is exactly the reason you cannot reproduce it to positive effect. You are not Paul McCartney and likely don’t have the facility with melody and orchestration that makes Ram more than an album of mostly slight songwriting (with a few notable exceptions) from one of the world’s greatest living songwriters. Most of those obsessed with its “quirky genius” are doomed to make sides that actually deserve the criticism thrown at Ram when it was first released, i.e., fluffy, seemingly unfinished fare. Some of this is moot as far as considering a cover is concerned. But anyone who needs to use that much Melodyne just to be able to recreate vocals from a song as recorded over forty years ago probably should consider whether it needs to be done at all. Anonymous June 27, 2012 at 2:44 am Speaking of wonderful covers, I love what the Smithereens did with Don’t Bother Me Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=NpoDa3lIsMw&NR=1 The Smithereens have a way of capturing the tunefulness of the Beatles, and Buddy Holly as well. The lead singer actually purchased the ampex tape recorder Buddy used to record his famous greenwich village apartment tapes. – Hologram Sam Comments are closed.