Clinic - Earth Angel
Next is the song that inspired this post. Last night I was listening to a Marc Maron WTF podcast interview with Don Was. Halfway through the interview Don starts reminiscing about working with Bonnie Raitt. At that point Marc mentions what he aptly describes as Bonnie's heartbreaking cover of John Prine's Angel From Montgomery. I was familiar with the song but not her version. The cover that I knew by Toronto natives the Leslie Spit Treeo received moderate airplay on CIMX in the 90's. I would describe their version as less heartbreaking and more 'I'm going to stab you in the throat before I cut your balls off so I won't have to listen to you scream'.
Leslie Spit Treeo - Angel From Montgomery
Fun Facts :
1) Although the band hails from Toronto most of the video was shot outside a pizza place in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
|Google street view of video location|
2) The vocalist is Laura Hubert not Leslie Spit. The Leslie Street Spit is the spit of land created with fill dirt that contained the park where the band practiced under the direction of their four-legged manager Tag (seen in the video) The spit is also a birding hotspot.
3) The band broke up in 2000 when Tag died.
Elvis Costello - The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes