Around and Around
|"Around and Around"|
|b-side to "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry|
|Released||March 31, 1958|
|Genre||Rock and Roll, R&B|
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones covered the song on their EP, Five by Five and second US album 12 X 5 in 1964. In October 1964, they performed the song as part of their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1964 the Stones opened their famed TAMI Show with the song. It was also included on the 1977 live album Love You Live, as part of the El Mocambo club gig in Toronto.
The song was a staple of the Grateful Dead, who played it in concert over 400 times between 1970 and 1995. It appears on 19 Grateful Dead albums, and 9 more by related acts from the Grateful Dead family.
David Bowie recorded the song in 1971, produced by Ken Scott, under the title "Round and Round". It was released as the B-side of the single "Drive-In Saturday" in April 1973. This is one of David Bowie's rarer recordings. It was also found on the compilations Rare (1983) and the Sound and Vision box set. Picture disc versions was released in both the RCA Life Time picture disc set and the Fashion Picture Disc Set. In 2002 it was released on the Ziggy Stardust - 30th Anniversary Reissue bonus disc.
Meat Loaf placed the song in his "Rock 'n Roll Medley" during his 1989 tour for a short time.
American Punk Rock band, The Germs released their version of the song which is included on the posthumous What We Do Is Secret EP released in 1981, as well as (MIA): The Complete Anthology released in 1993. Although originally a Chuck Berry song, their version is much closer to David Bowie's version. Lead singer, Darby Crash was heavily influenced by Bowie, as well as other members of the band.
It was also covered by Waysted in their 1985 album The Good The Bad and The Waysted. The song is a staple of their live set since.
Japanese band The Joint, recorded a version with changed lyrics (mostly in Japanese about being constantly drunk) on their CD Hoochie Coochie Men.
The song was also a staple at Argentine band Los Piojos's live shows, and a medley featuring "Around & Around" and "Blue Suede Shoes" (renamed in Spanish as Zapatos de Gamuza Azul) was released on their 1999 live album Ritual.
- http://www.deaddisc.com/songs/Around_And_Around.htm Grateful Dead Family Discography