16 Apr 2017

A Tribute to Something Else

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 16 April 2017

Fifty years ago, a couple of months after Sgt Pepper appeared, the Kinks released Something Else by The Kinks.

It kind of got pushed to the side in the hoopla that followed the Beatles' revolutionary release. But Mojo Magazine has jumped the gun on the inevitable deluge of Pepper tributes later this year by paying tribute to the Kinks' fifth studio album in its March 2017 issue. The giveaway CD has contemporary artists doing covers of the original 13 tracks.

William darts ;) back and forth from original to tribute and explores the other music of some of the artists, including Scottish band Modern Studies, English songwriter Declan McKenna, and the Americans Chuck Prophet and Max Jury.

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Walking Backwards Down the Road' (Bacharach) – Dionne Warwick
In the Valley of the Dolls
(Scepter)

'Harry Rag' (Davies) – The Kinks
Something Else By the Kinks
(Essential)

'Harry Rag' (Davies) – Modern Studies
Something Else: A Tribute to the Kinks
(MOJO)

'Father is a Craftsman' (Scott) – Modern Studies
Swell to Great
(Song by Toad)

'Tin Soldier Man' (Davies) – The Kinks
Something Else By the Kinks
(Essential)

'Tin Soldier Man' (Davies) – Declan McKenna
Something Else: A Tribute to the Kinks
(MOJO)

'Isombard' (McKenna) – Declan McKenna
single
(Sony)

'Situation Vacant' (Davies) – Chuck Prophet
Something Else: A Tribute to the Kinks
(MOJO)

'Afternoon Tea' (Davies) – The Kinks
Something Else By the Kinks
(Essential)

'Afternoon Tea' (Davies) – Max Jury
Something Else: A Tribute to the Kinks
(MOJO)

'Mama, I wanna be James Brown' (Ford) – Christopher the Conquered, feat. Max Jury
Mama, I wanna be James Brown
(Maximum Ames)

'Little Jean Jacket' (Jury) – Max Jury
Max Jury
(Marathon Artist Ltd)