Rarity Of The Day #1 – Farmer John (Cover)
New series starting today called “Rarity Of The Day”. My plan is to post one rare song (Preidents of the USA (or related) each day until X-mas day.
Today’s track is Farmer John.
Subset – Farmer John
2000-03-31 Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA
Chris Ballew – Vocals, Bass (Presidents of the USA)
Dave Dederer – Vocals, Guitar (Presidents of the USA)
Jason Finn – Drums (Presidents of the USA)
Outtasite – Vocals
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Vocals
This was orignally “labeled” as a Neil Young cover, but the original Farmer John song was done by the Don & Dewey in 1959! I think the Subset version is based on version done by The Premiers. There are dozens of other artists who have covered this song, but Subset really turned this like it’s one of their. Band is on fire, and both Sir Mix-A-Lot and Outtasite are rapping like there is a rap battle going on stage… Subset is one of those band you either love or hate.
“All the tracks are good but none approach the live show, which was truly amazing…probably even better than The Presidents by themselves.” – Dave Dederer (about Subset)
Thanks to original taper who managed capture a live show magic on tape.
Here is another version four years later. This time PUSA with Outtasite.
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Farmer John [ft. Outtasite]
2004-03-17 – The Vault – Olympia, WA
Don & Dewey – Youtube
Other famous Farmer John covers:
Other rare Presidents of the USA tracks:
Rarity Of The Day #01 – Farmer John (Subset)
Rarity Of The Day #02 – Phenomenon (LL Cool J cover)
Rarity Of The Day #03 – Honky Tonk Masquerade (Joe Ely cover)
Rarity Of The Day #04 – Lump
Rarity Of The Day #05 – You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC cover)
Rarity Of The Day #06 – Jilted On The Tarmac
Rarity Of The Day #07 – Devil In A Sleeping Bag (Willie Nelson cover)
Rarity Of The Day #08 – This Is What Jazz Means To Me (Morphine cover)
Rarity Of The Day #09 – Jennifer’s Jacket (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #10 – F*ck California (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #11 – More Bad Times (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #12 – Deleter (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #13 – Ca Plane Pour Moi (Cover)
Rarity Of The Day #14 – Thursday (Morphine cover)
Rarity Of The Day #15 – Puffy Little Shoes (Acoustic) (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #16 – Christmas Time Is Here (Chris Ballew)
Rarity Of The Day #17 – Bath Of Fire – Acoustic (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #18 – Tremolo Blooz (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #19 – Froggie – Moving In (PUSA)
Rarity Of The Day #20 – Wierd Al – Demo (Chris Ballew)
Rarity Of The Day ### – Rare *bonus track #1*
Rarity Of The Day ### – Rare *bonus track #2*
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