Monday, June 8, 2020

The Bobby Lees Cover Richard Hell & The Voidoids

Our anticipation continues to grow for the new album from Woodstock, NY's The Bobby Lees. Their version of garage punked up blues is something I simply can't resist. Seeing how well documented my love of covers is, hearing that they have a cover of Richard Hell & The Voidoids's beyond classic "Blank Generation" thrilled me. The cover delivers. First of all, how could it not? Second... this is just perfect. The Bobby Lees keep relatively the same tempo as the original, but somehow it feels like this out of control song that threatens to explode at any time. They somehow took a song that's forty three years old and gave it back its menace.

You can listen to The Bobby Lees's version of "Blank Generation" below. Skin Suit, the upcoming Jon Spencer produced album from The Bobby Lees, will be out July 17 on Alive Naturalsound Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on The Bobby Lees, check out their website. Current tour dates are below the song, but... we'll see.

7/17 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
7/18 Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
7/31 Lux, Rochester, NY
8/1 The Colony, Woodstock, NY
8/6 Buzzbin, Canton, OH
8/7 Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
8/13 Growlers, Memphis, TN
8/14 Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas TX
8/15 TBD, Tulsa, OK
8/17 Blue Note, Oklahoma City, OK
8/21 Outer Limits Lounge, Detroit, MI
8/22 Rumba Cafe. Columbus, OH
9/4 The Earl, Atlanta, GA
9/5 Muddy Roots Festival, Cookeville, TN

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