Despite her folksy leanings, Nicole Atkins has a wild side when it comes to covers. In 2004, while playing a residency in her native Jersey, she got so sick of the constant Springsteen/Bon Jovi requests that one night a trashed Atkins performed a very irreverent “Livin’ on a Prayer.” She was not asked back.
Thankfully, her venture into krautrock sounds far more sober. Airplane-hanger drums and B3 organ blasts propel her version of Can’s “Vitamin C.” Originally on 1972’s Ege Bamyasi, “Vitamin C” retains its slinky bass line and gains a new sexiness to match. Atkins’ cover comes off her new Vultures 7”, which you can pick up here. (via Stereogum)