torsdag 6 maj 2010

David Lindley - Mercury Blues

David Lindley amerikansk gitarrist och multiinstrumentalist. Han är känd för att ofta spela på billiga instrument som är avsedda som nybörjarinstrument.

"Mercury Blues" is a song written in 1949 by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins. The song, originally titled "Mercury Boogie," pays homage to the American automobile.

The song has been covered among others by the Steve Miller Band (1976), David Lindley (1981), Alan Jackson (1993), the Finn Pave Maijanen (1987), Meat Loaf (2003) and Dwight Yoakam (2004). Lindley's version, from his 1981 album El Rayo-X, peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Meat Loaf's version appears as a hidden track at the end of his 2003 album Couldn't Have Said It Better. Dwight Yoakam's version appears on his 2002 boxed set, Reprise Please, Baby, and later on his 2004 compilation album, Dwight's Used Records.

Rights to the song were purchased by the Ford Motor Company, which used it for a television commercial for Ford trucks (albeit with the lyrics changed to "Crazy 'bout a Ford truck").

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