Well, did do a post of fave JJJ’s Like A Version covers last month so following on from that, kind-of! It was the blogger Richmond Road remind me about Rockwiz just the other day! So here’s my fave ten duet covers from Aussie SBS TV music quiz show called Rockwiz! Now I haven’t watch it in a while so these are all pretty early ones so maybe I might have to stream some newer shows but all these are pretty great, well I do think they’re so what do you think now?
Clare Bowditch & Ed Kuepper – Summer Wine (Lee Hazlewood)
Sarah Blasko & Mick Harvey – Sundown Sundown (Lee Hazlewood)
Glenn Richards & Amanda Brown – Some Velvet Morning (Lee Hazlewood)
Gareth Liddiard & Taasha Coates – Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones)
Gareth Liddiard & Adalita – Messin’ With The Kid (The Saints)
Adalita & J Mascis – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty)
Ron Peno & Jen Cloher – If I Were A Carpenter (Tim Hardin)
Courtney Barnett & Dave Faulkner – Everybody Moves (Died Pretty)
Patience Hodgson & Broderick Smith – Time To Pretend (MGMT)
Paul Dempsey & Kate Miller-Heidke – Careless Whisper (George Micheal)
Tex Perkins & Clare Bowditch – Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
Well, it seems my fave songwriter to cover here is Lee Hazlewood three times and then double appears by Clare Bowditch, Gareth Liddiard and Adalita which I guess is no big surprise at all! Oops, it’s 11 songs not 10 so I really can’t count too!
So for oversea blog readers who know nothing about this TV show, or maybe even Aussie too who never watched it? It’s been going for 14 seasons with close to 200 episodes now! Mainly filmed at an old Aussie pub called The Espy in St. Kilda, Melbourne. The quiz teams are made up on the day of filming of audiences members who are quizzed before the cameras start rolling, the show format has changed a little over the years but the first couple of questions are who am I style and are intros two performers, male and female singers who then sing their own song. Then at the end of the night sing a duet cover together! Everyone sit around drinking and having fun, they somehow edit a TV together and put it on SBS. I think I have blog it or one or two duets before somewhere?
Does anyone want to share their fave duet/s with me?