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Kurt Baker - Hanging On The Telephone from Got It Covered

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Uploaded on Aug 2, 2010

Kurt Baker "Hanging On The Telephone" from the Got It Covered EP! Also available as a seven inch 45 from Oglio Records! http://www.oglio.com Also a ringtone!

Video Credits: Groff DRTV Productions
Director/Camera: Reginald Groff
Editor: Richard Pelletier

Kurt on this song
Many people know this song as recorded by the beautiful Debbie Harry and Blondie, but in fact the original was written by Jack Lee, who played in the legendary LA punk/pop group The Nerves. Along with Lee, the other members included Paul Collins and Peter Case. Both members would go on to front bands like The (Paul Collins) Beat and The Plimsouls.. both staples in late 70's Power Pop. My version stays pretty true to the original, but it also reminds me of a great Swedish rock n' roll band called the Hellacopters. I saw them once in Boston and it totally blew my mind.. actually, they were probably the greatest band i've ever seen live. Speaking of Boston, Kay Hanley from the legendary Boston group Letters to Cleo, sang back ups on this! She is awesome! The intro sound clip is taken from Linus's voice mail on his phone. He's got a fancy phone... my phone doesn't even have a voicemail option, it's that old!

Song produced by Linus of Hollywood

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