Deadhead sticker on a cadillac
The LYM and I were having a conversation about bands that are big now that we haven't heard and probably wouldn't like, which for whatever reason led to the Ataris, who are not to be confused with Atari Teenage Riot.
He doesn't like the Ataris but he does like their cover of the Don Henley song "The Boys of Summer."
After some conversation we agreed that the Ataris' cover is good and DJ Sammy's cover is too.
But neither cover can touch the original.
It's entirely possible that a pig with an inner tube could do a good cover of that song. It's that good.
I am trying to think of something in life as foolproof as covering "The Boys of Summer" - a man in uniform, a little black dress, free beer, complimenting a girl on her shoes. These things are pretty solid but compared to that song, I waver and wonder. Today, it's Death, Taxes, and "The Boys of Summer."