The Shangri-Las Week: Day 4 – Does this sound familiar?

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!

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