Jan 262016

Five Good Covers presents five cross-genre reinterpretations of an oft-covered song.


“In The Pines,” AKA “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” AKA “Black Girl,” is a traditional Appalachian folk song, nearly a century and a half old, that encompasses elements of searing heartbreak, perceived betrayal, death (by decapitation in many cases), and murder. Not to mention the fact the the song title is named after a location where “the sun don’t ever shine” and “we shiver when the cold wind blows.”

Not exactly “Kumbaya,” right? Which is fortunate, because if this song had been about the warm and fuzzies, it never would have lasted to become the haunting classic it remains today.

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Feb 202015

Full Albums features covers of every track off a classic album. Got an idea for a future pick? Leave a note in the comments!

Tusk‘s reputation as an infamous failure is pretty much cemented at this point. But it didn’t actually fail at all.
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Dec 162011

Waylon Jennings is referred to as the original outlaw-country artist. He owes much of that to the song “Ladies Love Outlaws” which became a hit for him in 1972. The man who wrote that song, Lee Clayton, also went on to pen the laid back tune “If You Could Touch Her at All,” recorded on Jenning’s 1974 album This Time. The track was produced by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy and features The Crickets, Buddy Holly’s backing band, as musicians and vocalists. Continue reading »

Nov 302011

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

When L.A. punk band the Bronx formed side project Mariachi El Bronx, many assumed it was a gag. Two albums into their new mariachi-band career, they clearly aren’t joking. Their new Roy Orbison cover shows some serious Mexicali chops (though we still want to hear what a punk-Bronx cover of this would sound like).
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