Mar 042019
 
new fleetwood mac covers

Last year, we ranked the top 30 Fleetwood Mac covers ever. Well in the past week along, two more contenders have emerged should we ever update that list.

The first comes from Iowa singer-songwriter Lissie. She in fact made that initial list, with a stunning “Go Your Own Way.” Well now she’s covered another Rumours classic: “Dreams.” Where she did “Go Your Own Way” with a full band, “Dreams” comes much stripped-down. Appropriate, given that it previews her album When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective (out April 9). With a voice as powerful as hers, you don’t need much in the way of ornamentation. Continue reading »

Jan 282015
 

When John Fahey-esq acoustic guitar virtuoso William Tyler delivered a covers session for Aquarium Drunkard, most of the choices were understandable ones for a fingerpicker: Ry Cooder, Blaze Floley, and a track from a compilation of rare solo guitar performances. The final one was a left-turn though: Blue Ösyter Cult. Specifically, an obscure track called “She’s As Beautiful As A Foot” from their relatively unsuccessful debut LP. Continue reading »

Feb 172011
 

Victoria’s Secret and music blogs have one thing in common: every year both scurry to unveil their latest Valentine’s Day collections. Blogside, February 14th mixtapes abound, compiling songs about – wait for it – love. But what about February 15th? And 16th and 17th and 18th? After all that remains of the cherry cordials is sticky fingers and a memory, the lovey-dovey collections vanish. Until now. Music blog When You Awake released their Music for the Morning After mixtape, soliciting new covers and originals that offer some under-the-radar gems. Continue reading »