Kevin Rowland's "My Beauty" reissued

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Re: Kevin Rowland's "My Beauty" reissued

Postby Charlie O. » 12 Sep 2020, 18:50

Sam Stone wrote:KR has previous in retooling other people's songs.

As Prefab Sprout's Paddy McAloon found out when he heard
Mr My Beauty had retitled "Cars and Girls" as "Bras and Pearls"

Eat your heart out, Allan Sherman!

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Re: Kevin Rowland's "My Beauty" reissued

Postby Geezee » 13 Sep 2020, 13:23

The Prof wrote:I thought they might have tried it with a different cover as I’m sure that will have lost them sales in 1999.
Every track I’ve heard off it has been better than expected. So.......

At the time it really was quite a jawdropping cover, but I suspect these days there's much less shock value. Might even help it a bit. A different cover would probably lead to quite a scandal as well.
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Re: Kevin Rowland's "My Beauty" reissued

Postby The Prof » 14 Sep 2020, 15:49

Puts me in mind of the original The Man Who Sold The World. Updated and cranked up to 110%