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“Freebird!” you shout as the intro begins. The classic slide guitar riff gets you swaying, ready to raise your voice (and lighter) for the singalong. Then it begins: “I see a bad moon rising.”
Wait, what? Turns out that intro was a trick, a red herring. Lynyrd Skynyrd be damned; this right here is some old-school Creedence Clearwater Revival. L.A. duo Sean and Juliette Beaven, who record as 8mm, transform the swamp-rock into a soaring country duet. Alternative Press called them a “Top Band You Need to Know” and we call this a “Top Cover You Need to Know.”
Download: 8mm – Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
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