Brooklyn indie rocker Joseph Arthur has laid down a cover of Neil Young‘s 1989 rock anthem, “Rockin’ in the Free World” for charity. As part of the same Cool for School, album that gave us Bright Eyes covering the White Stripes, Arthur takes the song from its status as a rousing show-closer to sounding more like Neil in his electronica Trans phase.
Arthur pointed out on MTV Hive: “I think cover songs should be reinventions and challenge (to a degree) the intention of the original,” he says. “I didn’t have a guitar with me, just a laptop, I started making the track in the computer and it came out a bit dance-y. But didn’t Neil go thru a techno phase?” Head over to iTunes to purchase Cool for School and groove along below while rockin’ in the free world.
Joseph Arthur – Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)