I remembered that back in the 80's there was an Australian band called The Reels who did a cover of Creedence's Bad Moon Rising. It came out about a year after I first discovered Creedence. I remember thinking it was terrible, almost a joke, and that there was a weird film clip involving a dude running or something.
Well, tonight, out of curiosity, I decided to look up this song.
Perspective of age and all, but this may be one of the greatest covers I've ever heard. And the film clip I had so maligned in my brain is mesmerising, with its slow fade from full daylight to a sunset twilight.
I'd really love to hear other thoughts on this cover version, especially from @Jerseyfornia and @Mario Brega, but really anyone. I've now watched and listened to it about 3 times and am absolutely mesmerised. And decided that I actually have grown from that 15 or so years old numptie that I was.
That was pretty awesome.
Now, you're not a boy, no you're a man! This is a great cover. Well spotted.
Bad Moon Rising. Also known in SA as the rabbit song. Rabbit in Afrikaans is Haas or Hasie.
Hasie, Bad Moon Rising...
Well, I actually have two Reels records and one Dave Mason (not that Dave Mason, my fellow Americans, the Australian Dave Mason) solo album. I liked their Bad Moon Rising cover from first listen. It reminded me of Dream Academy, which is the kind of new wave I go for. Mason's version from his Reelsville album reminds me of Tom Waits produced by Robbie Robertson.
Not a bad alteration. Synth-pop is always appreciated by me, but I kept expecting and wanting it to kick in like the CCR original.
And now I'm watching clips from An American Werewolf in London...
The melody really stands up !!!!
Oh I like that a lot. As one of the youtube reviews stated, it would be great in a menacing scene from a movie.