This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
Our second Bandcamp set of the new year takes on two songs from the ‘60s, one from the ‘70s, and two from the last few years. We’ve got ambient electropop, twee ballads, and dub reggae. So, yeah, as all over the place as usual.
In the mid ’70s, Patti Smith put a knife through the heart of the stereotype of the poet as a serious, tweed-clad, college professor type. Breaking out of the New York punk scene, her first four albums truly rocked without ever having to sacrifice lyrical depth. Wild Thing remind us of the power of Smith’s music with a recent live cover of Radio Ethiopia‘s “Ask The Angels.”