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WEEKENDS ARE FOR SINGLES: Featuring lots of cool covers of tunes that were hits before you were born


A regular feature: Single songs and covers I’ve heard lately, usually submitted to me, that you need to get your ears on.  Pronto!

I’m a sucker for a good Wichita Lineman cover.

I’m fairly sure I’ll be reviewing the entire album when I get it, but “Born Slippy,” the single from Albert Hammond Jr.’s latest album is tremendous. It has nothing to do with Underworld’s instrumental song of the same name—very odd that he’d pick the same title…

If you’ve never heard the original version of Joe Cocker’s cover of Never Tear Us Apart (INXS), you should google it. And then listen to this reworking. Cool stuff.

And speaking of INXS singles—this isn’t one! It’s an original song, and it’s fine as hell….

Check out this single. It makes the most out of the promise of Tokyo Police Club’s first album, and adds disco swing.

If you think “I Feel Free” is the stupidest Cream song ever, you may be right. But Delta Spirit elevates the shit out of it. And that seems a good way to close out this Friday’s edition…

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PARDON ME WHILE I…


Girl singing!

Acoustic!

Punk Metal!

Smells like teen piano!

And lofi!

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TASHAKI MIYAKI-Under Cover Volume II

I loved volume I so I was psyched to get the e-mail about the second one being released.  The song selection is a little more esoteric, but dig that version of “I Can’t Stand The Rain!”

And I’m always up for a Prince cover. This one is really, really good.

 

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CASSANDRA JENKINS-EP


Let’s go ahead and call 2015 the year of Cassandra Jenkins. I found her by way of a cover of one of the saddest songs of all time, Cat Stevens’ Wild World:

Not only does she do a great job with it, but she actually makes it SADDER. I don’t know how that was possible. Anyway, that got me to search her out, and I found her EP…And wow. It may seem slow and uneventful, but listen closer. “The Bird” is a gentle song, but it’s haunting. Compare it to “Birthday Song,” which is actually a waltz—a heartbreaking, country-tinged waltz about well-wishers on someone’s special day. Why is it so slow, so dreamlike? I don’t know. But it doesn’t feel like it’s a “happy” birthday. It’s a song that made me think. And don’t miss the Americana psychedelia or Motorcycle Mary, either. Of all the tunes on this EP, it stuck to me the most.
This will probably make my end-of-the-year best of list. Check it out.

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MOON KNIGHT!

LEE/KIRBY CREATIONS IN THE FIRST 100 ISSUES OF THE FANTASTIC 4!

The first 100 issues is arguably the most creative run on a comic of all time. Here’s why:

Agatha Harkness (#94) Awesome Android (#15)

Blastaar (#62)

Black Panther (#52)

Diablo (#30)

Dr. Doom(#5)

Dragon Man (#35)

Frightful Four (#36)

Galactus (#48)

Hate Monger (#21)

Impossible Man (#11)

The Inhumans (#44)

Mad Thinker (#15)

Medusa (#37)

The Microverse (#76)

Molecule Man (#20)

Mole Man (#1)

Psycho Man (#77)

Puppet Master (#8)

Rama Tut (Kang) (#19)

The Red Ghost (#13)

Ronan The Accuser (#65)

Silver Surfer (#48)

Skrulls (#2)

Sub Mariner (1st Silver Age)(#4)

Super Skrull (#18)

Adam Warlock (#67)

The Watcher (#13)

Yancy Street and the YS Gang (#20)

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