Tribute bands…a quick thought
The other night I was on a long drive, going back and forth listening to both the new Steve Earle tribute to TVZ, and early Byrds tracks from their box set. Shoot me if you will and I’m sure some might, but beyond the few Dylan and Seeger tunes they hit with, those first two or three albums were pretty weak…and they come off after all these years sounding like a tribute band.
I have a long and personal history with tribute bands and labels….which I’ll save for another time and place. But this morning I heard that Bon Jovi is in the process of suing an all female tribute band in LA called Blonde Jovi…so I’m inspired to post a tribute to tribute bands.
Here’s just a short list of some of my faves…feel free to add:
The Hee Bee Gee Bees
Bjorn Again (ABBA)
GABBA (ABBA as the Ramones..oh my)
No Way Sis
The Joshua Tree (that’s for you Grant)