For the 46th entry in his ongoing Songs of the Week project, Timmy Sean has stuffed Jellyfish’s classic “Bye, Bye, Bye” into an amped-up blender, set the dial to mondo puree, and lined his studio walls with protective sheets to catch his crazy clown-car-of-a-cover before it makes its way out into the world.
For one thing, Timmy’s version of “Bye, Bye, Bye,” originally recorded under the name the Celebrities in 2007 for a Jellyfish tribute on Burning Sky Records, is about 30 seconds shorter than the original version. What’s more, the circus-y vibe of the original track is played up in this version, and a bit of Rudy Vallee-esque whimsy is now present. And, as you may (or may not) expect, there’s more than a smattering of Brian May guitar oomph running throughout the proceedings.
Yeah, this is a wild track. Timmy says: “When we disbanded LUZER in 2007, several years before I formed Timmy Sean and the Celebrities, 3/4 of LUZER briefly formed a new band under the name the Celebrities. During that period, we got asked to record a song for a Jellyfish tribute album named Sensory Lullabies. Jellyfish hit a little before my time, so I really only discovered them from people (OFTEN) telling us that we sounded like them. By the time we were asked to jump on the tribute album though, I had been made a fan, and immediately snatched up ‘Bye, Bye, Bye.’
“Though it was released on Burning Sky Records back at the end of the last decade, I realised I never released this on my own, and decided to do some remixing now that I know a hair more about recording than I did then. So enough of my yackin’–originally from the 1993 Jellyfish album Spilt Milk, here is the brand new remixed version of ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ by the 2007 edition of the Celebrities…featuring yours truly on all the instruments and vocals.”
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