Track Premiere: The Bobby Lees “I’m A Man”

 (Photos courtesy of Alive Naturalsound Records)

 

BY JOHN B. MOORE

It takes a lot of balls to try and pull off a Bo Diddley cover. So it seems pretty apt that the female-fronted garage punk band The Bobby Lees not only attempt it, but do so with amazing results.

The Woodstock, NY, based foursome cover “I’m A Man,” on their new LP, Skin Suit, out May 8th via Alive Naturalsound Records. Blurt is stoked to be able to offer you the song premiere. Check it out:

“I’ve heard people say ‘you can’t cover Bo Diddley, you just can’t’ so I thought fuck it, let’s try,” said frontwoman Sam Quartin. “We had a lot of fun recording ‘I’m a Man.’ As far as the gender thing, when doing PR for this record, I’ve been asked what I want to be called.

“When I look at anyone else or myself, all I see is energy trapped inside a bag of flesh, so you can call me whatever you’d like! And sorry Bo Diddley, we failed but we love you.”


Skin Suit
was produced by punk great Jon Spencer, of the Blues Explosion, Boss Hog and Pussy Galore. The Bobby Lees will take the album out on the road starting in mid-March.

Mo’ width:

THE BOBBY LEES 2020 TOUR DATES:

3/13 CLEVELAND, OH – Mahall’s Locker Room
3/14 LOUISVILLE, KY – Rockerbuilt
3/18 AUSTIN, TX SXSW – Kick Butt Coffee Showcase
3/19 AUSTIN, TX SXSW – Live at Radio Milk (White Denim Studio) 8PM Showcase
3/20 AUSTIN, TX SXSW Bird Barn Showcase – SPIDER HOUSE BALLROOM
3/22 AUSTIN, TX SXSW BURGER MANIA lX Showcase – 3:30PM HOTEL VEGAS
3/22 AUSTIN, TX SXSW Chili Dog Fest
3/25 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Hi Ho Lounge
3/26 ORLANDO, FL – Will’s Pub
3/27 TAMPA, FL – Hooch & Hive
4/2 ATLANTA, GA – The Earl
4/3 CHARLOTTE, NC – Snug Harbor
4/4 PITTSBURGH, PA – Gooskis
4/11 CANTON, NY – St. Lawrence University Java Barn
5/8 WOODSTOCK, NY – The Colony Record Release Show
5/21 COLUMBUS, OH – Ace of Cups
5/22 CHICAGO, IL – Schubas Tavern
5/23 MADISON, WI – Mickey’s Tavern
5/24 OMAHA, NE – Lookout Lounge
6/27 MUDDY ROOTS FESTIVAL EUROPE – Belgium
7/17 BUFFALO, NY – Mohawk Place
7/31 ROCHESTER, NY – Lux

9/3-9/6 MUDDY ROOTS FESTIVAL – Cookeville, TN

[Mo’ dates to be announced soon]

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