Musical palate cleanser, reader request edition

Quaildawg had a suggestion he emailed me:

Thought two Rare Earth songs might be appropriate for the Big 12 Breakup and OK-TX Sec Entry.
“I’m Losing You”
“Get Ready”
PS:Always thought the heavy horn upbeat “Get Ready” would’ve been a great Dawgs creating a beautiful Turnover rift from The Redcoats. Especially if they brought back the 70’s Bass in the stands.
Bring in the crowd chorus of “Get Ready cause here I (we) come!!”

Rare Earth’s claim to fame was being the first white group signed to Motown Records.  They had a couple of big hits along the way, including “Get Ready”, which was a cover of a Smokey Robinson song.

The album version clocked in at over 21 minutes, so we’re not going there; however, they did release a live version as a single, which ran a far more manageable 2:46 in length.


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12 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, reader request edition

  1. akascuba

    Great choice for a new in stadium Turnover tradition song. I’m all for trying to improve the game experience especially including the Redcoat band.

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  2. Salty Dawg

    Thanks, Quaildawg and Senator! Great idea! Great songs! Nice little pick me up in the am!

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  3. 81Dog

    In the summer of 1971, me and my friends wore out a Rare Earth 8 track, and also a Guess Who 8 track. Those were the days. 🙂

    In honor of Rare Earth, here’s a little Behind the Music type info.

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  4. Scotty King

    The Temptations had the hit with “Get Ready’.


  5. From the B12 wishful thinking perspective – “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (Crowded House). From the TX/OK perspective “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” (The Animals)


  6. Tommy Perkins

    Senator, with all this talk of Texas, it seems remiss that Dusty Hill’s passing has gone unremarked in this venue.

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    • I hate to admit it, but I was never a fan.

      Still, I guess I’ll see what I can do for y’all who are.


      • Tommy Perkins

        Knowing you, I’m sure you gave it a fair shot, so I won’t try to convert you. I’ll just say that if you’re trying to appease the rest of us, there are some choice deep cuts on Tejas (which seems like the blueprint for the Meat Puppets’ entire output) and Deguello, not to mention the classics Rio Grande Mud, Tres Hombres and ZZ Top’s First Album.

        For ’70s blooze boogie, they are an incredibly tight band, and Dusty was why.

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  7. Bluto, damn nice way to kick start a Monday…kudos to Quaildawg for the suggestion…


  8. Russ

    Seriously underrated in my book. They had some imaginative takes on Motown songs, plus some great jams.