The first song in the series takes me back to my teens and the band I and so many others in the U.K fell in love with, The Smiths. In my first ever band when I was fifteen we used to play half our own songs and half Smiths tunes.
So starting with this song is a way to build some kind of story together in the series about the various influences that I have. I’ll leave you to guess which other artists I’ll cover later!
For me the idea of this cover series is just a way for me to share the joy I have in playing these incredible songs..It’s no more than that, hopefully you’ll dig them too.
Sometimes I might be tempted to stray from the original arrangement othertimes I’ll stick closer to the versions I first heard of the songs like I have here in the first one in the series: Please Please Please let me get what I want by The Smiths
So here’s to melancholy adolescence
and all the fruits it bears in the hearts of lonely souls!
Thank you Morrissey and Johnny Marr!