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Remake Remodel Pt.1 Lulu – Watch That Man

Posted in 70's, B Side Babies, bowie, Cover Versions, Lulu, Remake Remodel on November 12, 2007 by planetmondo


There’s a couple of bits and bobs I’ve been meaning to log in the blog for an age but have become wrapped up with other bits and bobs until now – so today at last it’s all go-go for;

Remake Remodel obscure, cool or cranky cover versions.

B Side Babiesthe ones that got away – B sides, alt takes or outtakes that are too good to be forgotten

Fortunately ‘Watch That Man’ falls into both categories.
Lulu’s version of ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ seems to pop up on the sort of budget seventies comp’s sold only at newsagents, garages and Woolworths. Glamtastic as the rewired TMWSTW is, the real golden nugget is on the B side, ‘Watch That Man’ which manages to out strut and stomp Aladdin Sane original.

It is an absolute that Bowie was a musical Midas in the seventies and almost everything he touched was left glossed and glittering. (There’s a moment of revelation in Ian hunters ‘Diary of a Rock and Roll Star’ where he realises he’ll never be in Bowies league). ‘Watch That Man’ is effectively a Bowie retake with Lulu fronting the band, produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson and featuring rest of the band it captures the distilled essence of the pre ‘Young Americans’ sound with a splash of extra sparkle. The cherry on top being Bowies backing vocals – which swish through the mix adding stardust melodies and space age harmonies.

Lulu – Watch That Man

To set the scene and add some context here’s a couple of Youtube treats

This has got to be one of the funkiest ad’ songs ever!I posted this on channel mondo last Friday but it’s so good I’m posting it here too.

Lulu – Happies Shoes

Duet’s You Couldn’t Dream Up (Not In a Good Way)

Posted in Bryan Ferry, Cilla Black, Duets, Johnny Cash, Lulu on September 21, 2007 by planetmondo

Lulu and Johnny cash – Games People Play

Probably the most fumble fingered pre song chit chat since records began, which swerves from haggis and potatoes to Glaswegian Police recruitment.
Unfortunately these clumsy stumbles and toe treading techniques carry on for the duration of the song.

A song soundtracked by showbiz horns, Isley Brothers guitar and higgldy piggldy piano.

Lulu and Cash would make a great name for a detective series though.