.

Harry Nilsson Amps Up the Coasters' 'Searchin''

Sixties icon's rarity unveiled in new box set

Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of RCA/Legacy Recordings
July 26, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Once lauded by John Lennon as his "favorite group," singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson had a long and rewarding music career marked by such hits as 1969's "Everybody's Talkin.'" Now, for the first time since it was recorded in 1967, Nilsson's cover of the Coasters' classic "Searchin'" is seeing the light of day. Nilsson's version trades the classic R&B vocals for a slightly faster-paced rock delivery, accompanied by guitar, bass, drums and lively piano. 

Random Notes: Hottest Rock Pictures

"Searchin'," along with other previously unreleased songs, will appear on the new Harry Nilsson box set The RCA Albums Collection, available July 30th on RCA/Legacy Recordings.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com