Lemmy Kilmisterin ennenkuulematon Elvis Presley -cover kuunneltavissa

Kirjoittanut Sanna Lehtonen - 21.8.2017

HeadCat kitaristina seitsemäntoista vuotta toimineen Danny B. Harveyn, sekä laulajatar Annie Marie Lewisin 7. elokuuta 2017 julkaistu yhteisalbumi ”Reckless, Wild & Crazy” sisältää coverin Elvis Presleyn kappaleesta ”Trying To Get To You”, jossa nainen duetoi itse rock legenda Lemmy Kilmisterin kanssa. Danny B. Harvey kertoo kappaleesta seuraavasti:

”Lemmy and I first discussed doing this duet about a year before he died when we were talking about how ’Trying To Get To You’ would make a great country/ rock and roll duet because it’s a rockin’ love song,”

“Headcat had recorded and released the song twice but there was also a third version that Lemmy loved his vocal take on but didn’t like our backing track as much. I told him I could fix it up and add Annie’s vocal. As a lark, I did a rough mock-up of it and played it for him during our second to last Headcat show in January 2015.”

“He loved it and told me to ’proceed with caution’ and laughed,” Harvey continued. “He never got to hear the final version because he passed away before I could play it for him. I had it with me the last time I hung out with him, at his 70th birthday celebration two weeks before he died, but because of the circumstances of the birthday celebration, with all his friends [there], his being tired and not feeling well, we discussed it briefly but I never got to play it for him. Two weeks later, he passed without me getting to play it for him.

“After a year of deciding what to do with the duet, I decided to release it in time for the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s passing,” Harvey concluded. “Since it came out two weeks ago, it’s been well received and I know Lemmy would have loved it, him being such a big fan of Jerry Lee and Elvis.”

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