Friday, 17 July 2020
R.M.F.C - Getting Nowhere Fast (Girls At Our Best cover)
Well I certainly wasn't planning on featuring a cover song for the 3rd day in a row. I dragged myself out of bed, turned on the pc, started writing out today's update and noticed a Facebook post from Steve from Richter Scale Records which read "Perfect Friday LP, who wouldn't want to hear Sick Thoughts cover Thin Lizzy or Erik Nervous doing Slayer.....Fuuuck!"
Intrigued I thought I'd click the link and Fuuuck! indeed. A compilation album from Australia featuring 20 "COVERS BY THE HEAVY WEIGHTS OF ROCK N ROLL BABY." And what a compilation it is!
It's on the Bandcamp page of excellent Sydney synth punks GEE TEE (who I last featured on here in November on what proved to be a very popular post : (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2019/11/gee-tee-fbi.html) and who are a band you need to check out if you've not yet done so.
The comp is titled G.T.R.R.C II and it features an inspired selection of covers by some very cool bands. Not only are there the ones Steve mentioned, there's also inspired and eclectic song choices such as Lights Out (Angry Samoans), Don't Bring Me Down (ELO), Sick On You (The Boys), Food Fight (Village People), 60 Nights Of Boredom (The Spaceshits) etc, etc, etc...
I think the cassette version of the comp has already sold out (though it sounds as though there could be a second run) whilst the vinyl version is upcoming on Legless Records. In the meantime you can (and very definitely should) grab the digital download as a Name Your Price download here : https://geeteeband.bandcamp.com/album/g-t-r-r-c-ii
The track that I was instantly drawn to was the 1980 debut single by the totally awesome Girls At Our Best. This version does justice to the original and it's by R.M.F.C (aka Rock Music Fan Club) (https://www.facebook.com/rockmusicfanclub/). It's made my Friday a little bit special.
Getting Nowhere Fast...