“We Love You” – Cock Sparrer


A smokin’ late 1970s blues-punk cover of the Rolling Stones’s flower-power anthem “We Love You.” Very reminiscent of Australia’s The Saints, Cock Sparrer were a terrific band that just seemed to never catch a break. Rumor has it that Malcolm McLaren was apparently interested in the band, but the band dismissed him because he wouldn’t buy them a round. They signed to Decca Records during that storied label’s final days and only managed to see their records released in Spain. They hung in there, recorded some good albums, but never quite achieved the commercial success they deserved. Highly recommended is the “Rarities” album which compiles all of the recordings they made for Decca. A truly underrated album for the ages.