So yeah, my band is releasing our EP tomorrow. You can listen to it (and buy it) at our bandcamp site, here:
I don't know Mumford and Sons from Sanford and Son. I was just saying that that bit of phrasing reminded me of what I went through with Adams.
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".
oh good one. He also covers the Supersuckers' "Creepy Jackalope Eye" on that same album.
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.
back on the alt country covers -- i can't find it on youtube but look for Reckless Kelly's cover of "You Shook Me All Night Long", it's pretty cool.
Did you check out Old Crow at Coachella, gribbz? they were most excellent.
4/19/15 - Electric Wizard @ Roxy // 4/22/15 - Faith No More - Wiltern // 5/15-17/15 - Psycho CA @ Observatory // 5/22/15 - Laura Jane Grace @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary //
5/27/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel @ Warner Grand Theater //6/3/15 - Sufjan Stevens @ Dorothy Chandler // 7/15/15 - Shellac @ Regent // 7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy
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.