For the last two years, Bill Janovitz, guitarist and vocalist from Buffalo Tom, has posted a cover a week (almost) on his blog “Part Time Man of Rock.” Last week he celebrated 100 covers with his version of Aztec Camera’s “The Bugle Sounds Again.” Where the original sounds like mid-‘80s British indie pop, Janovitz’s version could easily pass as an outtake from Bruce Springsteen’s Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
You can check out his version below as well as four other highlights from the Cover of the Week project. His song selection won’t shock you – The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Tom Petty, The Replacements – but it doesn’t need to. No rousing rendition of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” here, but he balances well known and more obscure tracks nicely. Bonus: he takes requests, too!
MP3: Bill Janovitz – The Bugle Sounds Again (Aztec Camera cover)
MP3: Bill Janovitz – Lodi (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
MP3: Bill Janovitz – Bell Bottom Blues (Derek and the Dominoes cover)
MP3: Bill Janovitz – Valentine’s Day (Steve Earle cover)
MP3: Bill Janovitz – Little Mascara (The Replacements cover)