So that I don't have to preface every comment with "not necessarily better than..." as I've found myself having to do in the other cover songs thread, I decided to start a thread just for cover songs. Plus, in this case, I have never even heard the original so I have no idea if it's better or not. I just know that I like it and I hope that y'all will too.
This is the Gourds covering Grin's "Everybody's Missing the Sun". I never even knew this was a cover until someone pointed it out to me. I had also never heard of Grin. For those that are unfamiliar with them, it was a band formed by Nils Lofgren in 1971. They dissolved in '74.
bovine knievel wrote:Dreams - Whiskeytown (covering the Fleetwood Mac tune)
I had the good fortune to see Whiskeytown do that at one of their reunion shows at the Lakeside Lounge (now Slim's) in Raleigh back in 2000 but only after a heckler kept hollering at Ryan Adams, demanding that Whiskeytown play "something we know". Prior to playing "Dreams" Ryan made up a song on the spot directed at the "gay guy wearing the poncho". He shut the fuck up after that and the "Dreams" cover.
Kudzu Guillotine wrote:This is the Gourds covering Grin's "Everybody's Missing the Sun". I never even knew this was a cover until someone pointed it out to me. I had also never heard of Grin. For those that are unfamiliar with them, it was a band formed by Nils Lofgren in 1971. They dissolved in '74.
Cool cover. Grin played @ my high school in '74. It was during classes & it was fantastic. White Lies was a big hit in D.C. Their 1st album, which 'Everybody's Missin' The Sun' is on, has a bunch of great songs.
I love covers.
A thousand clusterfucks will not kill my tiny light
Apparently they did an unmiked version of "Long, Black Veil" last night in Winston-Salem as their final encore. Even though they just played Raleigh Wednesday night I won't be seeing them until the WinocaFest in Wilmington on the 27th. My niece bought me a ticket for my birthday so it was kinda hard to turn down.
Chip Robinson (ex-Backsliders) covers Ryan Adams last night at a post wedding celebration that also included Tres Chicas, the Small Ponds, Mic Harrison & the High Score and possibly the last performance ever from Patty Hurst Shifter. Evidently Chip learned this on the way to the Pour House last night as a special request from the newlyweds.