Dienstag, 1. November 2016

Old Vine In New Bottles

Bildergebnis für cowboy junkies

While a perfect cover can change a song almost beyond recognition, sometimes it takes just a few taps of the chisel, as it were, to turn a great song into a perfect one. Cowboy Junkies didn't actually made radical changes to two classics by Velvet Underground and Neil Young. They adopted the essentials and the spirit of these songs. Reduced to a sleepy, almost narcotized pace they stripped the songs to a minimum. The result are two timeless cover versions. 


Cowboy Junkies - Powderfinger

Kommentare:

drew hat gesagt…

"Timeless cover versions" is absolutely correct. Great interpretations.

The Swede hat gesagt…

I saw them in a small venue about 25 years ago, when if anyone left to go to the toilet they weren't allowed back in until the intermission, such was the band's dedication to preserving the atmosphere of the room. They managed to irritate a few people that night.

charity chic hat gesagt…

End of song I can accept but not intermissions. Given my ageing bladder I would have been one of the irritated Swede

Walter hat gesagt…

Right - that's not the way to treat the audience Swede

TheRobster hat gesagt…

I don't have any problems with that at all! All some people do at gigs is drink and piss. If they have to leave the room each time to do either, thus disturbing those of us who actually paid to watch a concert, then it's only right they should wait a while so as not to disturb us again and again and again.