Iggy Pop on cover of NME (legendary British music weekly) – 1977
30 September 2021
Cover: Spiritual Cramp‘s live version is a bad-ass motherrocker pushed
by that bad-ass Hives bass riff while a bad-ass drum slashes, bad-ass
riot-gun guitars go berserk and bad-ass vocals make me scream…
hell bloody hell yeeeeaaaahhhh!
The original uppercut…
Hello Howlin’ Pelle, see you (once again) next month in Belgium
19 September 2021
Next week the tribute album, titled I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR:
A TRIBUTE TO THE VELVET UNDERGROUND arrives. A star
studded cast pays homage to one of the most iconic and most
influential bands in rock history, and more specifically to their
classic ‘banana’ debut LP from 1967.
Masterly songstress Sharon Van Etten is the ideal
femme fatale to cover the obvious track of the album.
Here she comes…
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: History
Since her beloved Robert is on tour with his mates of King Crimson,
his sexy wife Toyah takes care of the by now infamous Sunday Lunch
Cover Sessions by her own. For six weeks in a row now, Toyah picks a
hot song and she sends her cover as a sonic love letter over to her
lonely husband, on the road in lonely hotels.
This week she takes her boots on for him…
The original boots…
11 September 2021
The long time funk punk ensemble follows the by now endless
row of artists covering other artists, these past two years.
They picked two not so obvious tracks. Fast Car, the 1988 diamond
by songstress Tracey Chapman and Man On The Moon (a 1992
ode to comic Andy Kaufman) by R.E.M. Two emotive, melancholic
and heartwarming ballads.
If you know those two humdingers, but not really the lyrics, than it’s
possible you won’t recognize them when you hear how !!! turned
them upside down. Suddenly you can dance to both beauts.
!!!: R.E.M. was known as the killer house party band in Athens, years before
they became MTV darlings. We re-imagined “Man on the Moon” as something
they would play at those house parties, in the thick of the James Brown and
Ohio Players sample era. The goal was to make “Fast Car” sound even faster.
Something u would play in a FAST FUCKING CAR. The verses are the bitter
small town feel of it all and the chorus is the fast car on the open highway,
into a night of possibilities.”
It’s party time, folks!!! Get up,
get on up, stay on the scene…
– MAN ON THE MOON –
– FAST CAR –
And below the originals…
– R.E.M. –
– TRACEY CHAPMAN –
Rolling Stone – 1 January 2020
Those who still ignore the huge, ongoing, environment
problems need to consult a psychiatrist.
19 August 2021
Who: Moniker of American
singer/songwriter Katie Crutchfield
Active since 2010 / 5 studio LPs so far
A Guthrie tribute album – Home In This World: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads – curated by Grammy-winning producer Randall Poster arrives next month. It features
artists such as by Lee Ann Womack, John Paul White, Mark Lanegan, Lillie Mae, Shovels and
Rope, Chris Thile, Colter Wall, Watkins Family Hour, the Felice Brothers, Swamp Dogg, and Parker Millsap .
The original by Woody…
Home In This World: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads
is out 10th September via Elektra
13 August 2021
Musician and organ player Frank Steijns performed it as part the of the
2021 Tower Festival in Weert, south-eastern Netherlands, accompanied
by his riff-roaring guitar friend Jitse Zonneveld.
Motörhead reacted/shared on Twitter: “Here’s one we really like. Enjoy!”
I wonder if God and his
son Jesus are fans…
The flabbergasting original…
11 August 2021
Two old songs (2005 and 2017) by Canadian rockers WOLF PARADE
Dana Margolin: “I looked through their back catalog and chose
2 songs to cover that had a big impact on me as a teenager.”
Hear them both here…
The original versions…
– You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son –
– New Slang –