Aug 262010

Song of the Day posts one cool cover every morning. Catch up on past installments here.

When we talk about a “solo cover” here, we’re usually talking guy with an acoustic guitar. If we really go nuts, maybe with a piano. Yawn. When you’ve got a loop pedal though, “solo cover” potential opens wide.

Gavin Castleton has such a pedal. He puts it to good use on this dancey Peter Gabriel cover, blending piano, organ, clapping, synth, beatboxing, and a backing chorus with his singing. Because he has to add the elements one by one, it’s a slow-build that pays off. When the signature riff finally comes in (at 1:04) it feels like the sound you’ve been waiting for all your life.

Gavin Castleton – Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel cover)
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Hear covers of Peter Gabriel’s entire
So album here. Check out more Gavin Castleton at his website or MySpace. Then head to Soundcloud to download four more covers.

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