no, but I do want to know what the fuck you're wearing
: "Do Ya"
Okay, between the ads for The 40 Year Old Virgin
and whatever website that is, ELO
's version of this song has been pretty much omnipresent on tv the last few months. I think I still prefer that one, but this earlier take, by Jeff Lynne's previous band the Move
, stands up well on its own. Stripped of all that ELO technicolor biz, its vibrancy replaced with power-pop crunch, this somewhat ramshackle production is a more straight-forward rocker, with some definite early '70's glam tendencies. It's unusual to hear Lynne's voice on something that hasn't been tweaked and produced to within an inch of its life. It almost sounds like an ELO demo. Anyway, "Do Ya" was apparently the b-side to the Move's last single, and I believe their biggest US hit. ELO remade it a few years later, and Madison Avenue rediscovered it after burning out on "Mr. Blue Sky".