"Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham" - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Blue Cheer Cover) [SoundCloud Audio Stream]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published November 25, 2014

To celebrate Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 28th, Chris Robinson Brotherhood are releasing a limited-edition vinyl EP titled Try Rock 'N' Roll. On the release will be three covers and one original tune. Above, you can listen to their version of the Delaney Bramlett / Mac Davis cowritten song "Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham."

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood transform the 1969 Blue Cheer version into a more uptempo, rollicking number. Keyboardist Adam MacDougall provides colorful piano notes, and a shuffling drum beat from George Sluppick keeps the tune moving forward. Chris Robinson's vocals flow with the groove, while tight guitar solos almost burst at the seams. It's a traveling song, and CRB capture that essence in their version.

Chris Robinson spoke to LA Weekly about the decision to cover the song:

"Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham" hit me as a song to cover because of the classic 'going to Hollywood to make it big' mythology. That the singer in the song is southern makes it hit home even harder. It's a Delaney Bramlett song, co-written by Mac Davis, so there's that, too!

For more information on RSD's Black Friday event, check out the official Record Store Day website.

For Chris Robinson Brotherhood's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.


Source: Calabro Music Media SoundCloud

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