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’68 To Release Deluxe Edition Of “Two Parts Viper”, Stream “Summertime Blues” Cover


’68 will be digitally releasing a deluxe edition of their latest album “Two Parts Viper” tomorrow, April 27th. Among the bonus songs featured is a cover of “Summertime Blues“, originally performed by Eddie Cochran. ’68‘s take on the song was more inspired by Blue Cheer‘s cover of the track however. For now you can find a stream of the song below via The band’s vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin commented of it:

“I have wanted to record a cover song for quite some time. We do a ton of homages live, everything from At The Drive In, Paramore, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and Notorious B.I.G. to name a few. It varies from night to night, but these are always just small bits—maybe just a riff in the middle, or a signature lyric.

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I really wanted to record a song, in its entirety, that was not written by me. So I did. I had several in mind, and someday I might get to those, but the song ‘Summertime Blues‘ just seemed to make the most sense, especially Blue Cheer’s version. Don’t get me wrong.

I love Eddie Cochran’s version, too (in fact you should go listen to it right now, it is so good), but with the rawness that Blue Chee‘r conjured up—in all their songs—it is easy for me to gravitate to it. All in all, this is just another chance for me to pay homage to another great band and another great song.”

The other bonus songs set for inclusion on the deluxe version of the album are “That’s The Plan Anyway, Now Figure Out How To Follow Through“, “One Thing, However I Have Found To Be True” and a ‘director’s cut’ of “Summertime Blues“.

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