Sunday, June 10, 2012

Best Running Song for June - Joe Jackson - Got the Time

I can't believe I've been doing the Best Running Song of the Month for just over three years and have never featured a song by Joe Jackson....

Let's fix that right now!

We've got to step back a few years to when Jackson was just starting out and really wasn't afraid to rip through a song.

The album version of Got the Time.

And better yet, an amazing live version of Got the Time, from way back, way, way back. Like 1979 back. Man, they just rip it up here. They couldn't have played much faster or tighter as a band. Fantastic.

Then a much slowed-down live version that shows what a great pianist Jackson is...impressive bongo and harmonica work on this one as well.

Sadly, some metalheads think this is actually an Anthrax song, since the hair-metal band covered Got the Time in 1990. You can't really ruin that song, but they don't do justice to it.

Rock that Run!

Past Best Running Songs:
May: Tiesto vs. Diplo / "C'mon!"
April: Grouplove / "Tongue Tied"
March: Foxy Shazam / "I Like It"
February: Foster the People / "Don't Stop"
January: Hot Hot Heat / "Bandages"
December: Camp Lo / "Luchini aka This Is It"
November: Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief"
October: Phoenix / "1901"
September: Matt and Kim / "Daylight"
August: Collie Buddz / "Holiday"
July: Pretenders / "Tattooed Love Boys"
June: The Wombats / "Moving to New York"
May: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / "40 Day Dream"
April: Foxy Shazam / "Unstoppable"
March: Pharrell / "Fun Fun Fun"
February: Puff Daddy / "Come With Me"
January: We Are Scientists / "The Great Escape"
December: Cee Lo Green / "F**k You"
November: Tokyo Police Club / "Breakneck Speed"
October: Two Door Cinema Club / "Something Good Can Work"
September: Stone Temple Pilots / "Cinnamon"
August: Louis XIV / "Guilt by Association"
July: Devo / "Fresh"
June: Saliva / "Your Disease"
May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls"
April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass"
March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle"
February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador"
January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun"
December: Deftones / "Knife Prty"
November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be"
October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor"
September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye"
August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed"
July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)"
June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution"
May: Tea Party / "Save Me"
April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass"
Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"

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