Jan 202011
 

Some artists have a reasonably narrow range of influences which they use to construct a homogeneous sound. Not so for Brian Grosz, a Brooklyn-based purveyor of alt-blues who earned our 17th Best Cover of 2010 award for his Spinal Tap tune. This week he released two new singles, covering songs from radically different genres.

The first single, Seraphim, consists of two spirituals. He presents “Ain’t It a Shame” as a frantic ‘50s-style barroom jam, fast-paced, almost wildly out of control. “Jesus on the Mainline” sounds more like it was recorded in some demented church, with an ominous sing-along choral group. On the second single, he completely reworks Talking Heads‘ “Once in a Lifetime.” It sounds like a post-apocalyptic Tom Waits. Grab all three tracks below.

MP3: Brian Grosz – Ain’t It a Shame (Traditional cover)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


MP3
: Brian Grosz – Jesus on the Mainline (Traditional cover)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


MP3
: Brian Grosz – Once in a Lifetime (Talking Heads cover)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Check out more Brian Grosz on his website or MySpace.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

  One Response to “From Spirituals to Talking Heads, Brian Grosz Covers The Whole Spectrum”

Comments (1)
  1. Hey, Greg – Thanks for the promo and the kind words!

    Cheers…
    BG

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)