I think it's time for another cover version in Kat's Theory of Music's battle of the bands. Today, we are taking a suggestion from reader G. When we did the blog post "Got It Covered Today: Serving Up Green Onions," G suggested a cover of the Cheap Trick song "I Want You To Want Me." done by Blues-Gospel-Soul trio, The Holmes Brothers.
If you have ever listened to a classic radio station, you could not have escaped that Cheap Trick song. Their album from 1978, Live at Budokan, pretty much set the standard for successful live recordings. So the first taste for today is the live Cheap Trick version of "I Want You To Want Me."
Ok, now you need to totally clear your head. Going in an entirely different direction, it's almost hard to believe this is the same song. Pure and heartfelt, it's meant to be savored. The Holmes Brothers with "I Want You To Want Me." Thanks G.
Close your eyes and open your soul.