Sunday, August 19, 2012

Covers Gallery, Volume V

Another set of covers to check out.....

1.   After The Gold Rush – Patti Smith does a wonderful job with this dark, emotional reading of the Neil Young classic; it’s on her recent release, Banga.
2.   All I Really Want To Do – from Private Revolution by World Party; Karl Wallinger’s mostly one man band does a nice rendering of the Dylan classic, which has been previously recorded by many artists, including Bryan Ferry, The Byrds and Cher.
3.   Come On Eileen – Fun ska-ified version of the Dexy’s Midnight Runners hit from Save Ferris. It can be found on their album It Means Everything.
4.   The Gaslight Anthem – You Got Lucky. Gritty run through of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tune from their excellent new release, Handwritten.
5.   Lady Samantha - Three Dog Night’s take on the early Elton John/Bernie Taupin song, on their album Suitable For Framing.
6.   I’d Love You To Want Me – The German metal band re-does the Lobo soft rock hit and makes it sound like a lost pop metal tune. From Feels Like Comin' Home.
7.   She Said, She Said – The Black Keys rock out on the Beatles classic from Revolver; it’s on their album The Big Come Up.
8.   Use Somebody – Beautiful cover of the Kings Of Leon hit by Laura Jansen (from her 2009 disc Bells), who turns the power ballad into a quieter, but no less intense song.
9.   Right Down The Line - from Slipstream: Bonnie Raitt has still got it, and she shows us how it’s done on this cool version of the Gerry Rafferty tune.
10.    (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care – The Primitives cover The King on this track from the tribute album The Last Temptation of Elvis.
11.    Rhiannon – California surf rockers Best Coast cover the Fleetwood Mac hit, and turn up the pop side of this song, with great lead vocals from singer Bethany Cosentino. From the recently released Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac.
12.   Southern Girls – Everclear energetically romp through this Cheap Trick song, from their covers collection, The Vegas Years.

Bonus Track:

Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – Joss Stone – Soft, sensual reading of a song originally done by Don Cherry (and later covered by The Casinos), this version is on her new album The Soul Sessions, Volume 2.

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