On Ada Wolin’s last day of her blog takeover, she takes us through rock ‘n’ roll history, highlighting the artists who have continued the legacy of The Shangri-Las. Read and listen below!
The Shangri-Las have been named-checked so many times in rock ‘n’ roll, it’s hard to even know where to start. Their legacy runs the gamut of faithful (or ironic) covers, to pure homage. Below is an incomplete collection of the eclectic legacy of the Shangri-Las over the past five decades.
Out in the Streets – Blondie
Train from Kansas City – Neko Case
Train from Kansas City – Shop Assistants
Train from Kansas – Superchunk
Heave Only Knows – Mary Weiss
Heaven Only Knows – Redd Kross
Looking for a Kiss – Johnny Thunders
Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand) – The Go-Gos
Remember Walkin’ in the Sand – Aerosmith
Past, Present, Future – Alex Chilton
Leader of the Pack – Twisted Sister
The Living End – Jesus and Mary Chain
Uglier – Redd Kross
Choose to Play – Redd Kross
New Rose – The Damned
Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
Looking for a Kiss – New York Dolls
The Detergents – The Leader of the Laundromat
Nightmare – The Whyte Boots
Thank you so much to Ada Wolin for her wonderfully witty and informative blog posts this week! Her new book, The Shangri-Las’ Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las is out on April 4th.
Pre-order your copy today!