This week's Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesday is a double-shot. You're welcome.
The Temptations' "(I Know) I'm Losing You" climbed to #8 on the pop charts in 1966. This piece of vaguely psychedelic Motown was not lost on other hard rock groups of the time. In 1970 and 1971, two hard rock groups covered the song and both versions are worth checking out. The 1971 version was performed by The Faces, headed up by one of the architects of British hard rock in the 1960's; scratchy voiced, hard rockin' Rod Stewart. Not to be confused with disco Rod Stewart, cheesy 90s, collaborating with Bryan Adams and Sting Rod Steward, or big band rip off Rod Stewart. So yeah, the short lived and only good Rod Stewart. What happened? I blame Goodnight.
The 1970 version is off the same album as our VOL II Trademark-Infringing Tune. The entire Ecology album is great. I highly recommend checking that out, preferably on vinyl. Here's the epic 10 minute long Rare Earth version. [Ed.-- I couldn't find the album version on the Youtubes. Here's an equally epic live version. It cuts out for a few seconds at the 8:33 mark, but you'll get the picture.]
Tune in next week when Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays will feature........ another band playing a song by a different band!