Friday Five: ‘Ain’t no cure’ edition

Five versions of the greatest summertime song ever, “Summertime Blues.” Thank the Internet deities for YouTube.

The original: Eddie Cochran. Hard to beat.

The Who’s cover, from 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. (Were you there, @markgr?)

Stray Cats, circa 1983. Their version was truer to Cochran’s rockabilly original.

A young Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, circa 1978.

T-Rex, 1972.

Now playing: The Flaming Lips – Summertime Blues
via FoxyTunes


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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