So yeah, my band is releasing our EP tomorrow. You can listen to it (and buy it) at our bandcamp site, here:
Can I get some help here? Can you think of any alt-country covers of punk songs OR hair metal songs that are not done in TOO jokey of a manner (do not include Hayseed Dixie) and are not bluegrass-ish covers (Bad Livers, the Gourds).
There are plenty examples of punk bands doing country songs (MFATGG, et al), but I am looking for the other way around...
Kelly Willis does a cover of The Replacements' "They're Blind" that is not in the least bit jokey. It's absolutely beautiful in my opinion. I don't know if this fits your definition or not, since by the time of "They're Blind" the Replacements weren't really a punk band anymore.
and then there's Johnny Cash's covers of NIN and Depeche Mode, but that's even further from your definition.
Does George Jones covering Elvis Costello count?
I have some Uncle Tupelo bootlegs with them covering the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" -- not sure if this helps, seeing as how it's just a straight cover, but when I came across this video, I had to post it. The awesomeness cannot be denied. Uncle Tupelo with Teenage Fanclub covering the Stooges. Goddamn.
Oh, and Steve Earle has an album of covers (I think it's called Sidetracks?) that has a cover of Nirvana's "Breed".
Ooh yes - those Steve Earle covers are exactly what I was talking about... anything in that vein, although the nirvana cover is pretty straight-ahead
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We are recording a song for a compilation and we asked a guy to come in and sit in with us and play pedal steel. Here is some video from that session, mostly of him becoming familiar with the song.
Did you check out Old Crow at Coachella, gribbz? they were most excellent.
8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/6/14 Elvis Costello & Ben Folds - Hollywood Bowl
9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL // 9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl
I did not. I think I was in the Sahara waiting for Craze & Klever. I figure they'll be in Tucson soon enough.
Here's a sad song for Daxton
Eric Heywood once.
That video is really cool (the one of you guys in the studio, not the Alan Parsons one). dunno why I didnt' see it til now.