Just to send you off into the weekend with a little fire in your belly, here’s the Foo Fighters hard-rocking and ass kicking version of “Baker Street.” I heard this tune years ago on a Cape Cod radio station, but couldn’t find it anywhere and never heard it again. I forgot about it until this week, after the death of singer Gerry Rafferty, who scored a hit with “Baker Street’ back in the ’70s.
I should’ve known it’d be on YouTube; Jay Lustig over at nj.com linked to it. I was a little too young to appreciate the original (here’s a link to the it), and I’m probably a little too old to like the Foo Fighters’ version. And while I’d love to trot out the old saw about only being as old as you feel, when I think about the snow that’s waiting for me at home to shovel, I feel about 55, which I think would put me in the original version’s camp.