Sunday, October 25th, 2009

"I Walked With A Zombie"

R.E.M. cover Roky Erickson

Image via AmazonAmazonThanks go out to Cover Freak for making this one available last week and which I couldn’t resist re-posting for this week’s selection. After all – the only way the timing for it could have been even better is if the annual Toronto Zombie Walk had been scheduled for today rather than yesterday. After all, it’s hard to imagine that this motley crew couldn’t find inspiration in either the original by former 13th Floor Elevators frontman and legendary psych-rock pioneer Roky Erickson or the remake by legendary jangle-rock pioneers R.E.M., taken from the 1990 tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets Eye.

As it is, I’ll have to settle for the double-punch of the Erickson making a rare visit to Toronto this week for a show at Lee’s Palace on Wednesday night, October 28, and the fact that R.E.M. are releasing their new live double CD/quadruple LP/single DVD Live At The Olympia on Tuesday. And the fact that, of course, it is Hallowe’en this Saturday.

NPR talks to R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe about the making of the live document, recorded in Dublin in the Summer of 2007 and are also streaming the album in advance of its release.

MP3: R.E.M. – “I Walked With A Zombie”
Stream: Roky Erickson – “I Walked With A Zombie”

By : Frank Yang at 10:01 am
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