September 25, 2009

Digging For Covers: The Jags beef up Cat Stevens

British power-pop band the Jags (pictured in this terribly awesome press photo to the left) only played for three years —from 1978 to 1981—but in that time they released a couple great songs, including "Back of My Hand" and this great rendition of Cat Stevens' classic "Here Comes My Baby."

The Jags - "Here Comes My Baby" (Cat Stevens cover)

The Jags


  1. Isn't that a The Tremeloes cover ?
    I like The Tremeloes version better too..
    Just saying.. :)

  2. Just listened to the Tremeloes version for the first time. It's fun, but very similar to the original--which Cat Stevens recorded in 1967 on his album Matthew and Son.

    I just like the novelty of the Jags version--transforming it to a different genre with those sharp power chords and that Elvis Costello slur.