May 042011

When that bass starts thumping in Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” you inevitably run through a checklist: turn up the volume, get a little head bump going, and inevitably find yourself singing along with Stevie and Lindsey. All three of these things always happen, whether it be while listening to the original tune, a true-to-the-original cover (such as Loch Lomond’s version), or a country-esque recast, such as Toronto folk collective Bruce Peninsula’s.

This particular rendition, which was recently recorded for Daytrotter, adds a fourth action to the list: post-aural contemplation. Although dreamier than the original, the song still captures the beautiful vocal harmony and ramps it up right when you want it to. The bass comes creeping in, a soft brush drum sweeps in, and then a smooth guitar enters. Frontman Neil Haverty enters the scream-along-anthem with rough vocals, helping the listener kick off both numbers three and four on the checklist.

MP3: Bruce Peninsula – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)

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Let us know what you think of the cover below, and be sure to check out Bruce Peninsula’s website.

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  One Response to “Bruce Peninsula Deliver Haunting Rendition of “The Chain””

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  1. I got onto a Fleetwood Mac kick after hearing some of the stuff from last night’s “Glee”. This is the equal, if not better, than anything I heard last night. Thanks for sharing.

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