Saturday, June 13, 2009

Awesome cover

While I am fine with a straight ahead cover, I like the experiments that reinvent the song. The shift from up tempo to downbeat acoustic is risky, but can pay off. Evan Dando's cover of Skulls is a good example. Even better is this Old School Freight Train cover of Heart of Glass. In the disco original, the sad lyrics were submerged in the dance beats. Here they are at the fore in this bluegrass version.

BTW, I was too young to be aware of the musical chatter, but I wonder how much flack Blondie took for switching from new-wave to disco.

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