Tag Archives: covers

New Morrissey video: Back on the Chain Gang

Video: Morrissey – “Back on the Chain Gang” Single out November 23. Also on upcoming double-vinyl reissue of Low in High School. I’m something of a Morrissey apologist but this is not a great cover. Moz’s clunky guitar player doesn’t nail the fluidity of the Pretenders’ original lead guitar line. That part was created by … Continue reading New Morrissey video: Back on the Chain Gang

New Goshen Electric Co video: The Gray Tower

Video: Goshen Electric Co. – “The Gray Tower” Single b/w “Ring the Bell” due November 2 on Secretly Canadian. Goshen Electric Co. is what happens when Strand of Oak’s Tim Showalter spends a half a day in the studio with the members of Magnolia Electric Co (Mike Benner, Jason Evans Groth, Mikey Kapinus, Mark Rice, … Continue reading New Goshen Electric Co video: The Gray Tower

New Willie Nelson video: One for My Baby

Video: Willie Nelson – “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” From My Way, out September 14 on Sony Legacy. Another one from Willie’s tribute to Frank Sinatra. “One for My Baby” is a classic Johnny Mercer lyric set to a complex Harold tune, originally written for the 1943 Fred Astaire film, … Continue reading New Willie Nelson video: One for My Baby

New Willie Nelson video: Summer Wind

Video: Willie Nelson – “Summer Wind” From My Way, due September 14 on Sony Legacy. I love Frank Sinatra. When I was in college I visited a friend in Ann Arbor and we went record shopping and I ended up finding a mint used copy of the 4-CD Reprise Collection. We found somebody to buy … Continue reading New Willie Nelson video: Summer Wind

New Low Cut Connie video: Hey! Little Child

Video: Low Cut Connie video: “Hey! Little Child” From Dirty Pictures (Part 2), out now on Contender Records. I heard a segment about this band on NPR last month and upon the recommendation of Ann Powers I checked them out. But the song I listened to didn’t live up to her description of “the essence … Continue reading New Low Cut Connie video: Hey! Little Child

New Regrettes video: Helpless

Video: The Regrettes – “Helpless” Single available now. I might be the last person on the planet who is completely unfamiliar with the Hamilton musical. I read the Ron Chernow book, but I dunno. Seemed like a corny concept to me. But what do I know? Apparently everybody thinks it’s awesome. This is the only … Continue reading New Regrettes video: Helpless

New Juliana Hatfield video: Physical

Video: Juliana Hatfield – “Physical” Directed by David Doobinin. From Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia-Newton John, out April 13 on American Laundromat. Woo hoo, this is the second video Juliana Hatfield has released for her tribute to Olivia-Newton John. Hatfield released a statement to Stereogum: Olivia Newton-John’s lusty “Physical” is a groovy, bouncy song, but my … Continue reading New Juliana Hatfield video: Physical

New Oak Ridge Boys video: Pray To Jesus

Video: The Oak Ridge Boys – “Pray To Jesus” From 17th Avenue Revival, out March 16 on Lightning Rod Records. We live in trailers and apartments too From California to Kalamazoo My first concert was the Oak Ridge Boys at the Ionia Free Fair during the summer of “Elvira.” I don’t remember much about the … Continue reading New Oak Ridge Boys video: Pray To Jesus

New Breeders video: Joanne

Video: The Breeders – “Joanne” (Michael Nesmith cover) All Nerve is out March 2 on 4AD. “Joanne” is not on the album. “Joanne” is one of my favorite songs of all time. I first heard it back in college when Leppotone supergroup Twister covered it live at Club Soda in Kalamazoo. I was already a … Continue reading New Breeders video: Joanne

New Regrettes video: Soft Shock

Video: The Regrettes – “Soft Shock” (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover) My favorite band covers a song from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ third album. I think they’re buying time while they’re working on their follow up to Feel Your Feelings, Fool. They played one new song (“Red Light”) in September at Riot Fest and shortly thereafter … Continue reading New Regrettes video: Soft Shock