Cliff Richard Roll Over Beethoven – Please stop it, Sir Cliff

I have just had the misfortune of hearing it again: Cliff Richard Roll Over Beethoven cover. It really is dreadful and I wish major radio networks such as the BBC would stop promoting this singer who seems to have been around since Jesus was a child.

The song originally made fame when released by the legendary Chuck Berry in 1956. It seems Cliff Richard’s way of recognising 50 years since this great song was released is to release his own, simply dreadful, cover.

Perhaps Cliff Richard Roll Over Beethoven cover wouldn’t be so bad if you couldn’t hear Cliff’s false teeth chattering through the lyrics. That, and his pronunciation of words being so quintessentially British just doesn’t work in a song originally performed by a black man from St. Louis, Missouri.

It just doesn’t work and I really don’t understand why millions of people keep on buying these very poor cover albums. If you want to hear Chuck Berry at his greatest, then just buy a Chuck Berry album instead of a re-hashed terrible covers.

Live Act Lounge, Chelmsford

Live Act Lounge

Those people over at Card Trick Music in Essex have come up with a great idea: a rehearsal studio which doubles as a Live Act Lounge.

The Live Act Lounge provides bands a place to polish their performance with a stage-like setting, which includes subtle lighting and a drum riser. Not only does the room work great for practicing, but it also supplies a fantastic backdrop for photo-shoots and even music videos. It looks pretty damn cool.

The room also includes a chill-out area, a fridge and loads of plug sockets for you to plug your gear in to.

It’s a unique idea to the area and it’s likely to become very popular. Check out the Live Act Lounge Facebook page for more information, or call Card Trick Music on 07718 210355.

The Live Act Lounge Chillout area
The Live Act Lounge Chillout area