Anton Barbeau is a prolific American psychedelic singer-songwriter and producer from Sacramento, California. Barbeau’s cover of Julian Cope’s Out of My Mind on Dope and Speed was released as a 7″ single in 2015 with the original first appearing on Cope’s 1990 album Skellington.
Two versions of Finnish psych rock band Superfjord covering John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme, the first taken from the 2014 split single/EP Coltrane, which also features the UK Pagan psych rock band Earthling Society covering Alice Coltrane’s Journey In Satchidananda.
A Love Supreme was originally recorded by the John Coltrane Quartet in one session on December 9th 1964, released on Impulse Records in 1965, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time.
A cover version to mess with your mind, because…well, it’s Clinic – a band who perform wearing surgical masks and robes – it’s what they do.
Clinic’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It) appeared on the 2015 Cleopatra Records compilation Stoned: A Psych Tribute to the Rolling Stones. I Know It’s Only Rock and Rock (But I LIke It) originally appeared on the Rolling Stones 1974 album It’s Only Rock and Roll.
Personally, I think Clinic’s deranged take on this seventies Stones classic is nothing short of genius. Getting as far away as possible from the clutter and machismo of the original, Clinic go all Beta Band and resituate their take in a bleakly tiled psycho-geriatric ward, where a drooling incumbent tremblingly adlibs one of the greatest lines in rock history:
“I’m a forty five year old man… trapped inside the body of a forty five year old man…and I like it!”