WELCOME to NEW WAVE WEEK 2022 on KMKanDrum!
From Nov 7 to 14, I will be releasing one song a day of my favorite New Wave tunes from the 80s. Now, in no way is this list complete. There are tons of songs I wanted to cover. So I kept them to ones I loved, that I could play drums to as well as sing somewhat well. There were bands like Siouxsie & The Banshees or The B-52s that I wanted to cover, as well as New Order, OMD, The Cars...I mean I can go on and on. But these are just a small sample of New Wave songs and bands that helped define my musical taste and style.
For Day 6, I decided to go with the epitome of 80s new wave, "Come On Eileen," by Dexy's Midnight Runners. What's sad is that the handful of live versions I've seen of this song on YouTube are really bad, especially Kevin Rowland's vocals. I mean, I can understand...tracking vocals for this song (for me) was very difficult. Not just because of the range but also how many different lead parts there are as well as all the key changes. Still, if your only job is to sing, you better bring it, or else!
I hope you enjoy this one, and I hope you come back tomorrow for Day 7.
If you want to listen/watch my playlist of New Wave songs, go HERE.
Song: Come On Eileen
Artist: Dexy's Midnight Runners
Album: Too-Rye-Ay (1982 Mercury Records)
Original Drummer: Seb Shelton
Original Singer: Kevin Rowland
Music: Drumless Track via Moises
Take Count: 3
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