Thursday, July 28, 2011

10,000 Maniacs

It might be heresy to say this but I like this version of the 10,000 Maniacs song, These are Day' with new lead singer Mary Ramsey. She replaced the immortal Natalie Merchant in the group when she chose to make solo records.

There are parts of this song that Mary does better (the chorus) than Natalie.I only mean to convey the highest appreciation I have for Mary even attempting this song. She attempted it and she nailed it.

'Don't Talk' is a very good live version of the song from the David Letterman show. He has never made it a secret about how much he adores Natalie. It was great that she was on his show often and I chased down her music after the first couple of appearances on that show.

Watching the free spirit in Natalie go dance crazy only to remember suddenly that she was on television. How much do you imagine was she into the song to do that?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Love the middle photo. Fascinating expression.