My favourite Galaxie 500 covers #3: ballboy - Tell Me

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tell me it's not just a dream

I adore ballboy and Gordon (of ballboy) has an oft-stated his love of Galaxie 500. This cover of Tell Me is from The Sash My Father Wore and Other Stories which is the ballboy album that's pretty much just Gordon. And it's a beauty.

I saw Gordon play a solo gig in Wimbledon library about the time of this release - he didn't play Tell Me - he said he couldn't because his version was all about the cello. He wasn't wrong - Tell Me is a beautiful song, and Gordon's almost angelic delivery of the lyric is a joy - but the cover is all about the cello. I'm glad he didn't play it. The gig was a joy but Tell Me had no place there.

Gordon Ballboy

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