California Blue / Rock Yr Baby
this is the perfect companion piece to its big brother ‘A Sentimental Education’, dishing out inspired reimaginings of expertly written classics.
with the Orbison / Petty / Lynne penned A side; ‘California Blue’ (from Roy orbison’s 1989 “Mystery Girl” LP). A key comment from Dean Wareham himself on this one: “we decided to go away from the Jeff Lynne pop style of the original and try it more in the vein of Pavement’s ‘Range Life.’” The flip features the bands’ cover of ‘Rock Yr Baby’; “George McCrae’s disco classic is an important single. Written by Casey/Finch (of KC & the Sunshine band), it is one of the first disco hits to feature a drum machine. It has been in our live set for a while at the stroke of midnight but only if we are playing a show on New Year’s Eve.” (DW)
- California Blue
- Rock Yr Baby