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8-17-08 The Real Tuesday Weld – The Day Before You Came

Posted by Sean on August 17, 2008

I think I’m going to dip into the oeuf (literally, the Denver omelet) of The Real Tuesday Weld again for today’s neat thing. It’s is a cover of ABBA’sThe Day Before You Came, off the Six Degrees Records compilation album Backspin: A Six Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project, released in 2007, and it’s not quite as scat-intensive as either Clerkenwell song that we’ve featured here.

This video is doubly neat because it’s from the 1928 Felix the Cat silent cartoon Comicalamities, and it’s triply neat because it has some real Dark Side of the Wizard of Oz moments.

And yes, I’m starting to like The Real Tuesday Weld.

Courtesy of SpankTM.


3 Responses to “8-17-08 The Real Tuesday Weld – The Day Before You Came”

  1. […] 8-17-08 The Real Tuesday Weld – The Day Before You Came […]

  2. brien said

    I have been obsessed with this song since the first time I heard it around the start of August (did not know it was an Abba cover until someone else told me- and I thought I was the muso in our house). It’s become the sort of total favorite that I have to play for everyone I know, glad to know other people like it too

  3. Nick Hardy said

    The song is an absolute ABBA classic. Not one of their biggest hits by any means but it almost has a cult following among ABBA fans – it was the very last thing they ever did together and has a real emotional thing going on.

    Blancmange, Tanita Tikaram and now the Real Tuesday have done covers. The best? the Real Tuesday by FAR. It holds on to the desperation of the original. It makes you want to cry. It’s fantastic.

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