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LBIII & The Glory Fires – “Sweet Disorder” and On Covers

LBIII & The Glory Fires – “Sweet Disorder” and On Covers

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires have released their latest 7″ this past week. The Alabama rock outfit on the SubPop label, purportedly ‘Too Loud For Texas‘ and known for their energy-filled performances, are coming from the release of 2014’s Dereconstructed which was not only Essential Listening, but my choice for Album of the Year. […]

TOP FIVE – COVERS RECORDS

TOP FIVE – COVERS RECORDS

Neil Young just released a new album called A Letter Home that he recorded in a phone booth, with the conceit that he’s playing songs from his childhood over the phone to his mother on the other end. It’s all covers, and most of them have been covered extensively already (Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Tim Hardin), so I […]

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: SOMEONE ELSES SONGS

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: SOMEONE ELSES SONGS

Hey guys. Autopsy checking in from puppy hell with a pretty cool little compilation today. This comp first came across the DBT Mailing list a couple of months back. I knew I wanted to post it but I wanted to get some form of permission from the original compiler. Over the past few months I’ve […]

JASON ISBELL – THE ASSASSIN

JASON ISBELL – THE ASSASSIN

I was checking out the fantastic blog, HearYa this morning and they’ve started a new feature about cover songs that are better than the original and the most recent one features Jason covering Patterson’s song, The Assassin, from his solo album, Killers and Stars. Like HearYa, The Assassin, has always been my favorite track from […]

HELLSONGS – HYMNS IN THE KEY OF 666

HELLSONGS – HYMNS IN THE KEY OF 666

Sometimes, you just see a band name or an album name and you paint this picture in your mind of what their music is gonna be like. Such was the case with the group Hellsongs. I saw the name HellSongs and the album title Hymns in the Key of 666, and right there I decided […]

Sister Golden Hair

Sister Golden Hair

Original: America – Sister Golden Hair Good Cover: Bobby Bare Jr. – Sister Golden Hair Bad Cover: Spanic – Sister Golden Hair I discovered Sister Golden Hair as a pre-teen kid going through his dads record collection. For some reason the song really struck a cord with me then and I love it to this […]

REPOST: Learn something new everyday: A Dylan/Old Crow co-write?

REPOST: Learn something new everyday: A Dylan/Old Crow co-write?

————————————————————————————————– I first posted this back in May. Since then there has not been a single week pass where someone has not emailed me looking for the songs again. So, I decided to make a repost and include a little more information: The Old Crow Medicine Show version of this song is available on their […]

awesome covers: Ryan Adams/Alice in Chains edition…

awesome covers: Ryan Adams/Alice in Chains edition…

Okay. This thing has been on the internets for over a month. Admittedly, I am really slow on all things Ryan Adams and generally when another blog makes mention of Ryan I just scan down to the next entry. However, I heard about an awesome cover of Alice in Chains, Down in a Hole floating […]

Learn something new everyday: A Dylan/Old Crow co-write?

Learn something new everyday: A Dylan/Old Crow co-write?

When I started typing this post I had no idea but today is Bob Dylan’s 66th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB. This morning I was sitting here listening to the new cd, Two Bottles Of Wine by Jason Webley and Reverend Peyton. At the end of the cd is a cover song that I instantly recognized […]

Alex, I'll take hip-hop covers for 1000:

Alex, I'll take hip-hop covers for 1000:

If a person is going to dis hip-hop, inevitably they will mention sampling. “Fucker’s can not even write their own songs! Take someone else’s music and talk over it….where is the talent in that?” blah blah blah…. While there are a multitude of angles from which to attack this argument, I am not here to […]