Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Detroit Hard Rock Discovery: Wendy James with James Williamson and Jim Sclavunos - "You're So Great/It's Alright Ma"

Wendy James, former lead singer of Transvision Vamp is now working with The Stooges' James Williamson (guitar & bass) and The Bad Seeds' Jim Sclavunos (drums & percussion) on an album and in advance of that, has plans to release a double single consisting of covers of The Rendezvous Band's "You're So Great" and Dylan's "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)". I'll do a little more research on her solo career, which I will admit I was not aware of, but for now, holy cow! Check out these songs:

"You're So Great"

Here's the stream of "It's Alright Ma", a really provocative take:

Apparently it was Williamson's idea for Wendy to pick her favorite Dylan song, and she's done it right. A good Dylan cover is a great thing.


Anonymous said...

The cover of "It's Alright, Ma" is based on the live version Dylan played quite often in the early 2000s.

Anonymous said...

The Dylan tune also also has Steve Mackay (Stooges) on Bari Sax