The Dead Daisies, Mike Love Release Fourth of July Singles
This morning, our inbox received two emails featuring special releases in honor of the Fourth of July. The Dead Daisies have put out their cover Grand Funk Railroad's "We’re an American Band" and Mike Love of the Beach Boys has re-recorded the Beach Boys "Do It Again."
"We're an American Band," which can be heard above, is found on the group's new Live & Louder record and, as singer John Corabi said, they started playing it for a special reason. “We first did "American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad for our troops in South Korea. We wanted to bring a little bit of something 'American' to our men and women in uniform, and give them a taste of home. So, what better way than a classic American tune by a legendary American band. The song went over so well we decided to keep playing it and subsequently recorded it for our Live and Louder album. Enjoy the Daisies version, the video, and your FREEDOM the troops are fighting for on this celebration of our independence as a young, sovereign nation!!!”
The Beach Boys originally took "Do It Again" to No. 20 in 1968. Love's new version, which is embedded below, was recorded with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and actor John Stamos, who has frequently worked with Love since the mid-'80s.
“'Do It Again" has been a staple of our live shows since 1969," Love said. "It evokes memories of past summers while looking forward to new beginnings. I think we capture that feeling in this recording with the multi-talented Mark McGrath, and our honorary Beach Boy, John Stamos."
Listen to Mike Love's New Version of "Do It Again"
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