Covered Wagon Medicine Show

Medicine Show was/is one of Big Audio Dynamite’s best songs- one of the best singles of the 1980s if you ask me- and a show of post-Clash songwriting ¬†and production strength from Mick. Six minutes of choppy guitar riffs, drum machines, spaghetti Western samples triggered from Don Letts’ keyboards and proper funny lyrics. It sounds like good fun and was innovative too. The United States got a different version, or at least a remix. I don’t know why- it doesn’t sound especially American or FM radio, the guitar riff is chopped up a bit and song has less of a flow than the original. Of interest to the completists among you (and thanks to Dubrobots).

Medicine Show (US Remix)

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