Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Sam Hariss and Tobin Dale Cover Bo Diddley

Photo by Robert Butcher

In his younger days, Sam Hariss of The Sweet Things heard Izzy Stradlin cover Bo Diddley's "Crackin' Up" and the song stuck with him. He decided to record his own cover and enlisted his bandmate Tobin Dale for the track. Even though Hariss and Dale's version is kind of a cover of a cover, it's more in line with Diddley's original. Stradlin's version of the song is a little more dirty blues from a member of Guns 'n' Roses, and Diddley's version is more laid back. This new take on the song seems to have a little bit of reggae in the guitar along with the blues. It's an interesting and surprisingly pleasing version of the song that is well worth checking out. 

You can listen to Sam Hariss and Tobin Dale's version of "Crackin' Up" below. The song is available as a single via Spaghetty Town Records. For more on Sam Hariss and Tobin Dale, check out The Sweet Things on Facebook and Instagram.

1 comment:

  1. This is a damn good version...

    Who's playing what? solid bass/drums... and is that all Tobin Dale on git?