It’s been awhile since I did one of these. Absence makes the ears grow fonder, eh? Anyways, on with the show!
[MP3] Xiu Xiu – Fast Car
I love this song. It’s hard not to enjoy the original version of this song by Tracy Chapman. I’ll go ahead and say that Tracy Chapman is one of the most talented female artists.. ever! Xiu Xiu‘s version is one lined with simple guitar and even simpler vocals. The cover only gets better and better as the song progresses.
[MP3] Aria – Clocks
Here is a tribute to my diversity in the field of music. It’s a good thing one of my good friends loves the hardcore stint, because I sure as hell don’t enjoy words that I can’t distinguish from primal mating calls. Regardless, this song is actually pretty clever in the fact it’s a Coldplay piano ballad played to roaring guitar and vocals, for that matter.
[MP3] Cat Power – Wonderwall
I’m sure this is one of the most covered songs of all time, no doubt. Enter the eerie vocals of Chan Marshall and exit the angst laden voice of Liam Gallagher. Result = sdfkghiwfkgh!! I liked this cover a ton when I first stumbled upon it a few years back and had recently lost it amongst various HDs. Now it’s found and I am very very happy.
Enjoy the covers…when they’ll be back…nobody knows. Literally, I don’t even know.