I think I’ve mentioned Terry Reid here at some point. He’s the obscure British rocker whose main claim to fame was turning down Jimmy Page’s invitation to join Led Zeppelin when Page was putting the band together and recommending Plant as an alternative (the rest, as they say, is history).
Anyway, I came across a clip of Reid covering what may be the most gorgeous song of the British Invasion, the Kinks “Waterloo Sunset”, that’s worth sharing. (You can read the background on it here.) There’s a fine line between maudlin and sublime that he manages to navigate successfully, especially in the way he closes.
The video isn’t the best, but, damn, that’s nice. I lurve it. You gotta love the ice cream suit, too.
Bonus tuneage: don’t miss the free Squidbillies download here. “(I Like) Driving In My Truck” is worth the price of admission alone, but Lucinda Williams’ cover of the Squidbillies Theme is pretty awesome. There’s plenty of other goodies you’ll get a kick out of.