Play it Again, Sam #46b - "Dear Prudence"

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 19, 2018 4:12pm CST
#46b, the cover version of this morning's #46a original song in this Play it Again, Sam music series, belongs to Siouxsie and the Banshees' cover of The Beatles' "Dear Prudence." I know, I have used Siouxsie and the Banshees about a gazillion times in my music countdowns. Well, here they are again. And rightly so. Their version of "Dear Prudence" is, quite frankly, even better than The Beatles original, as far as I'm concerned. It is the Banshees' biggest British hit, reaching #3. It was released in Britain as a stand alone single, and while it was not released in the States as a single, it was included on the American release of the band's 1984 album, Hyaena. It is the only Siouxsie and the Banshees album featuring The Cure's Robert Smith on guitar. In the first part of this discussion, I alluded to just how many covers of "Dear Prudence" are out there. I'm not even going to bother listing everyone, but check out this notable roster of acts that have covered the song, whether in the studio, or, in some cases, regularly working it into their live sets: Ramsey Lewis, The Jerry Garcia Band, The Five Stairsteps, Leslie West, Sean Lennon, Jaco Pastorious, Saigon Kick, Hiram Bullock, Jeff Lorber, Graham Central Station, Alanis Morissette, and Phish. And to think that John Lennon basically wrote the song as part of an attempt to draw Mia Farrow's sister out of isolation! (Geez, was this a popular tune or what? info verified by Wikipedia)
Music video by Siouxsie And The Banshees performing Dear Prudence. (C) 1984 Universal Music Video Ltd. Playlist Best of Siouxsie Banshees https://goo.gl/SUKb...
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@JohnRoberts (61193)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Apr
I knew it!!!!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
What can I say? I'm a Banshees freak!
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
20 Apr
Never mind all the other covers, or indeed the original, this is the definative version!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
It's definitely the best I've heard. Of course, they are one of my favorite bands.
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• United States
20 Apr
love siouxsie.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
Me too. They were such a great band. Awesome live!
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@FourWalls (14680)
• United States
20 Apr
Outstanding cover!! I can see where you'd like it better than the Beatles' version. I think I favor this rendition, too.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
As I told DB, the Banshees will be appearing again. Maybe even tomorrow! I love their covers.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
20 Apr
Better than the Beatles version sacrilege
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
The Banshees always did wonders with their covers. They will be showing up again! Bob Dylan next time!
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@TRBRocks420 (81176)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Apr
Very popular song and, interesting why Lennon wrote it.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr
It's definitely an interesting story.
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
19 Apr
another cool video there.Thanks.Have a good evening.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr
Thank you. You too.