Friday, September 30, 2011

Super Lungs - Terry Reid

Terry Reid, the man famously known for declining Jimmy Page's invitation to become Led Zepplin's lead singer, provided his hard rock credentials with a wailing cover of Donovan's trippy 'Super Lungs' back in 1969. The 45 is an absolute scorcher. How bizarre to think this radio promo was never released as a proper single?  Ah well, c'est la vie.

Super Lungs

Here's the Donovan original from the Barabajagal LP.

Superlungs, My Supergirl

Are you digging the censored drug reference, extended instrumental and bad-ass bass player? Yeah, me too.

1 comment:

  1. yeah terry's version takes the song straight into the stratosphere --- out of everyone else's reach... including the song's author --- sorry mr. leitch --- this song's been one of my all-time favorites ever since i heard it and it never gets old. scorcher indeed!