Jay Reatard covers don’t come along too frequently, but when they do they seem to come from indie giants. First we heard Arcade Fire cover “Oh, It’s Such a Shame.” A month later, Spoon tackled “No Time.” Now, Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan strums through an acousta-punk “My Shadow.” The occasion was a backstage performance at the recent 21st birthday celebration for Matador Records, the label that both Superchunk and Reatard once called home. (via Pitchfork)
If you can remember all the way back to yesterday, you’ll recall Superchunk exploding through John Cale’s “Child’s Christmas in Wales.” You may still be picking pieces of your brain up off the floor after hearing McCaughan’s guitar solo. Well pull yourself together and check out the man’s acoustic chops on this bouncy solo cover. Then, for comparison purposes, watch Reatard perform a significantly louder version in New York.
Jay Reatard Performing My Shadow
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