This post is prompted by a cover of a favourite that I’ve been listening to quite often lately. Whatever little music I’ve heard from Aerosmith comes through as enjoyable rock. “Janie’s Got A Gun” is no different as far as the sound goes. But it differs from the rest of their work in that it deals with a social issue. Now, don’t work yourself into righteous umbrage – maybe the band have been messiahs of sorts but that’s hidden to me.
Now to the reason for this post. Allegro Fudge did a cover of this song which I find very interesting. The trio’s let go of heavy instrumentation and yet managed to fill the song with a richness of sound with its use of vocal harmonies and little touches like substituting the lead guitar with the bass. Lovely. And part of the reason I (and quite a few who listen to Allegro Fudge) enjoy this version is that the band quite clearly had fun doing it. I hope you enjoy it too.