Barbara Mannings

Barbara Mannings is a leader in the independent rock scene. She started in Northern california with a neo-psychedelic group 28th Day, and has recorded many albums with several groups. On her album 1212 she did what may be the most curious cover the Tom Lehrer song An Irish Balad that she entitles Rickity Tikity Tin. Most musicians approach the work of Tom Lehrer by covering it as it was intended, comedy and perhaps satire. Barbara has taken the song and turned it into a droning Goth ballad, treating the subject matter as serious.

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  • 1212 (c)1997 Matador Records - OLE 221-2
    Rickity Tikity Tin (5:35)

Only her Tom Lehrer covers have been listed here.