He's the man from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who is responsible for one of the internet's most outrageous back catalogues of sunshine Rock 'n' Roll - it's Harley Alexander. Fresh from this summer's epic release Woof, Alexander has taken time out to create a very special cover for Third Outing.
But before we dive into the cover tune, there's a few things we've got to say about this guy. First of all; Woof really is a banging record. If we could we'd give this man an orchestra, a million dollars and a recording suite at his disposal - we sure he'd probably create one of the most majestic albums of all times. But with the help from Sports Day and a couple of friends, well he really hasn't done so badly at all.
As we said when we first came across Alexander back in 2015, "to write about the entire genius of Harley Alexander is not possible in one short article. The best thing to do is introduce you to the great Harley Alexander and allow you to revel in music opinion which makes sense, and the latest release which makes even more sense".
But that's enough admiration. Anyway, we gave him 3 choices:
Alexander chose to cover The Buzzcocks Boredom, so here's why he chose what he chose followed by the cover itself. It's a baller...
After reading through the lyrics to each song I ended up choosing The Buzzcocks 'Boredom'. The energy of the original is pretty hectic and cheeky, but beneath the posturing there's some pretty heartbreaking words that really resonated with me, more so than the other options. So, I found a slower tempo and changed the key to help me frame the words more honestly in my own feelings and took it from there.