THE FLAMING LIPS Cover BOB DYLAN – Hear ‘LAY LADY LAY’

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2 May 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

British music monthly UNCUT will celebrate the imperishable and legendary
troubadour BOB DYLAN‘s 80th birthday (born Robert Zimmerman, in Duluth,
Minnesota
on 24th May 1941) with a CD of covers.

Uncut‘s June issue comes with DYLAN REVISITED: “A covermount CD made up
of 14 cover versions of choice cuts from Dylan’s songbook recorded exclusively for
Uncut, as well as a previously unreleased track from the man himself.”

You can order the special issue here.

One of the artists paying tribute are The Flaming Lips. They picked that gentle pearl
Lay, Lady, Lay from Dylan’s 1969 Nashville Skyline LP and give it their characteristic,
head-in-the-clouds twist.

Listen here…

The original

BOB DYLAN: Website

HELMET Cover GANG OF FOUR – Double ANDY GILL Tribute Album Coming

23 April 2021

Artist: HELMET
Who: Veteran noize-niks from NYC

Cover: IN THE DITCH by British post-punk heroes GANG OF FOUR.

Track from forthcoming Andy Gill (GOF’s late mastermind) double tribute
LP The Problem Of Leisure with great names such as Tom Morello (RAGTM),
Serj Tankian’s (System Of A Down), Massive Attack‘s Robert “3D” Del Naja,
Warpaint and more. Out next month. Order info: here.

Page Hamilton (Frontman Helmet) about their choice: “I chose ‘In the Ditch’ for
this tribute ’cause it’s a great song even though it was challenging. It feels improvised
and random at times but holds together as a composition… My old pal Henry Rollins
reissued the Gang Of Four albums ‘Entertainment!’ and ‘Solid Gold’ back in the ’90s
and asked me to do liner notes for ‘Solid Gold’. I don’t remember what I wrote, but
I know it was glowing, corny and fanboy. “

Here comes Helmet


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The original – hard to beat…

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An introduction to the tribute album by Andy Gill‘s widow Catherine Mayer

GANG OF FOUR: Facebook

TOYAH & ROBERT Can’t Get Satisfaction

19 April 2021

You just can’t stop TOYAH WILLCOX and her husband ROBERT FRIPP
from having a ball every Sunday around lunchtime. Their weekly cover
sessions (since April 2020) made them huge YouTube stars.

But yesterday the comic couple couldn’t get satisfaction…

The rollin’ original

TOYAH: Facebook

Daydreamers LOW Knock On BOB DYLAN’s Door

15 April 2021

British music monthly UNCUT will celebrate the imperishable and legendary
troubadour BOB DYLAN‘s 80th birthday (my all-time favorite singer/songwriter
born in Duluth, Minnesota on 24th May 1941) with a CD of covers.

Uncut‘s June issue comes with DYLAN REVISITED: “A covermount CD made up
of 14 cover versions of choice cuts from Dylan’s songbook recorded exclusively for
Uncut, as well as a previously unreleased track from the man himself.”

One of the artists who were invited to pick a Dylan pearl are daydreamers
LOW – originally coming from the same city where the master was born!

They covered Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. A beauty Robert Zimmerman wrote
for the soundtrack of 1973 western movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Low truly enchants, charms, and twinkles with their starry-eyed interpretation.

Dim the lights, light a candle and dream away…

The original

LOW: Facebook

10-Year-Old Sensation NANDI BUSHELL Covers PIXIES – And It’s Awesome!

8 April 2021

Boston’s 10-year-old NANDI BUSHELL is a young, confident
and gifted musician who challenged Dave Grohl last year for a
drum contest, which actually happened. Check it out here. She
also went viral on YouTube with covers of Metallica and Rage
Against The Machine
.

She’s a big fan of legendary noise rock band Pixies, and
shows it by covering their 1988 cracker Where’s My Mind.

The result is just brilliant. Nandi sounds cool, looks cool, and
moves cool. A Star Is Born!

“I was listening to Bellyache by Billie Ellish and the chorus reminded
me of the Pixies song ‘Where Is My Mind?. They are both awesome songs.”
said the teenager. She got the thumbs up from Pixies mastermind and
frontman Black Francis.

Turn it up, Nandi

NANDI BUSHELL: Facebook

BLOC PARTY Mastermind KELE OKEREKE Reveals ‘SMALLTOWN BOY’ Cover

27 March 2021

As Bloc Party enjoys a very long holiday (last album Hymns came
out 5 years ago) mastermind KELE OKEREKE goes his own way again…
for the fifth time. His new album The Waves Pt. 1 lands on May 28th.
Order info here.

Okereke: “I still had the desire to create… I knew I had to fill in the space of
this record entirely by myself, which was daunting but also very liberating.
This album is literally the sound of me.”

Last month he shared a trippy instrumental off the album, called
The Heart Of The Wave and here’s another taster. Actually a cover
of Bronski Beat‘s massive 1984 hit Smalltown Boy.

Okereke‘s slowed the song down, minimized the sonic orchestration,
just a guitar and synth echoes, and gives it a heartbroken touch with
his affective falsetto voice. Wonderful!

Press play here…


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The original

KELE OKEREKE: Facebook