Friday, March 11, 2011

Maureen Tucker - Playin' Possum (1981)

Trash Records TLP-1001 (1981)(US)

Trash Records(1981)(US)

Moe Tucker is the whole show on her 1981 debut, singing and playing drums, guitars, bass, and a variety of other instruments. Consisting mostly of raw and primitive covers of rock & roll oldies by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry, she also throws in a version of "Heroin" and covers of Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and Vivaldi's "Concerto In D Major," as well as the "original" "Ellas," which is a six-minute extrapolation of the basic Bo Diddley beat. This inspired lesson in rock & roll auteurism is probably her best effort.

1 Bo Diddley
2 Heroin
3 Slippin' and Slidin'
4 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
5 Louie Louie
6 Slippin' and Slidin'
7 Concerto in D Major Vivaldi
8 Around and Around
9 Ellas

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