Best (or Worst) FZ Covers – The Four Directions perform “Lonesome Cowboy Burt”

Jeff and Diane of The Four Directions perform “Lonesome Cowboy Burt” at the Bolton Street Theater in NewCastle, Australia – complete with trumpet and harmonica solos, as well as an improvised tap interpretation. I kid you not. Personally, I don’t know whether this cover belongs as one of the best, or worst FZ covers I have ever heard. They certainly deserve marks for nerve and enthusiasm, though. For bookings or info please contact their agent [ jeje-Management@good-craft.com], or contact Diane [tapsolo@gmail.com]. I dedicate this post to Gail.

10 Responses to “Best (or Worst) FZ Covers – The Four Directions perform “Lonesome Cowboy Burt””

  1. Matt says:

    Very surreal. Who do you think would have gonged them first, Jaye P. Morgan or Jamie Farr?

  2. A.F. Harrold says:

    I enjoyed the yodel and the trumpet, but I just wasn’t convinced that the voluminous silken pantaloons Diane gestured to at the appropriate point in the lyrical proceedings were actually authentic ‘cowboy pants’ – and that spoilt it a little for me.

  3. KnirpsForMoisture says:

    HaHa! Nice one. I thought at first they were going to do a Beefheart style of the song due to the way she was playing her harmonica!!!

    They should have done the ‘Swaggart’ version of “Lonesome Cowboy Burt” – now that would have earned them some extra points with this viewer!!!

  4. sterbus says:

    Colaiutesque charlestoning in the intro: the time is 3/4 but he play it 4/4 :)

  5. Hugh says:

    A quote from Matt:

    Very surreal. Who do you think would have gonged them first, Jaye P. Morgan or Jamie Farr?

    Ha!
    I’m not sure, but I know when it’s time for “Gene, Gene The Dancing Machine”! :)

  6. jonnybutter says:

    GONG!

  7. Jeroen says:

    “Sit BY my face?”
    Now that is a clean version.

  8. Robert says:

    A quote from Jeroen:

    “Sit BY my face?”
    Now that is a clean version.

    So i’m not the only one who heard this example of self-imposed censorship…

  9. Harry Barris says:

    I enjoyed that–i think–can i have my six minutes back now?

  10. green-hocker says:

    Holy mackerel! Well, I guess there’s something to be said for… No, wait, there’s nothing to be said for this. I just hope no one paid to see this ‘performance’. I for one will not be able to sleep tonight. God help us all.

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