The folk-rock duo Shovels & Rope (Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst) recruited Sharon Van Etten to join them to record a cover of "In My Room" for the former's upcoming covers album, Busted Jukebox Vol. 3.
As a mom, there are “go-to” songs that help calm my son down and there are nights where I just sing the same song over and over. This is a song that is so personal to me, as we have listened to a lot of the Beach Boys music with our child and to share a sentiment of calm and exhaustion, sleep and frustration—this cover embodies it all. Means so much to have been asked by musician parents that are trying to figure it out in all this chaos as well. All we can do is keep doing what we love, sharing optimism and hope and supporting one another during these trying times.
It sounds a little like a toned-down Velvet Underground "Waiting For The Man" married to the original. The results are ... well, the results are found here. You can judge for yourselves.
Do we honestly not have a thread for this? I perused the General Discussion thread and didn't see one.
Last night while listening to NPR's "Fresh Air" and what should I hear between segments but this.
Of course, they don't say who the little interstitial musical segments are by, so this morning I dug around a bit to find out it was Brad Mehldau. It dates from 2018. While I had heard of Mehldau, I had no idea this existed.
Amusing note, AllMusic says this of the song: they "offer up a bright, waltz-like take on the Beach Boys' "Friends," the latter of which is so friendly you can almost sense Mehldau and his bandmates smiling at each other."
1. That's sweet.
2. A "waltz-like take" on "Friends?" As opposed to the original, which was ... also a waltz?
Love this!!! I think my favorite cover has to be "Farmer's Daughter" - Fleetwood Mac!
Hearing "Here Today" as a solo acoustic number is pretty interesting. I guess because it's such a massive production on Pet Sounds. Anyway, it's a solid cover. Stick around for the humorous ending, and try not to tap along during the instrumental break (good luck!).
Los Lobos did a cover of "Sail On, Sailor" for their upcoming album. It's a very straight-ahead version, and very well done. I should note that I saw someone mention on Twitter that they just learned VDP was "the primary composer" on this song, and VDP responded something like "finally!" Primary composer?
It was Adam M in his latest Pet Squares who alerted me to this French version (recast as "I don't have the time") of "No-Go Showboat".
Petula Clark has a recording history of over 60 years, having made her first single in 1949. I remember deejay Pete Murray blithely announcing a performance by Ms Clark on TOTP in the '60s as "Now here's someone who was making hit records before many of you were born!" Oh if looks could kill...
I posted this on the EH board several months ago and I still have no idea as to who did this. A YouTube search as well as a general online search has yielded nothing. I don't believe it was an unknown local band or anything like that. I'm reposting this here hoping someone here might have an answer (I know there's an answer!!! )
Ok, somebody help me out here. I just heard a cover of IN MY ROOM on my car radio, and I have no clue as to who it is. I don't know how new it is since it was on a station that plays unusual old and new tunes (it's a local station called KJIV...k-jive).
It is primarily female vocals (or multi tracked vocal) and anything but acoustic. In other words, kind of upbeat, sounded like electronic synth instrumentation, almost danceable. I looked on YouTube, but couldn't find anything even close.
jk: Sheriff John Stone: Are you planning to continue your Sparks history? It's been fascinating so far and I'm sure I'm not the only poster here who would appreciate it. When the time is right, of course.
Sept 20, 2021 20:19:15 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Thanks, jk. I apologize for dragging my feet. I expect to have something posted in a few days.
Sept 20, 2021 22:35:38 GMT
Kapitan: That is NO EXCUSE. You're guilty as charged (said the guy who realized today he started a Prince thread like a month or more ago and 100% forgot about it).
Sept 20, 2021 22:48:03 GMT
jk: That's good news, Sheriff. And good news from you too, Cap'n.
Sept 21, 2021 10:12:14 GMT
carllove: Sheriff and Kapitan, totally understand! Just let us know when there is an update. I am enjoying both! I really appreciate both of your efforts!
Sept 21, 2021 13:44:37 GMT
carllove: Looks like Sheriff has already added to the Sparks history! Yay!
Sept 21, 2021 13:46:01 GMT
Kapitan: Shamed, I began a new Prince thread post. But work rudely interrupted by wanting me to, you know, work. So it'll have to wait.
Sept 21, 2021 19:31:50 GMT
jk: Ooohh, we need a new "year" -- preferably from someone who hasn't chosen one yet...
Sept 22, 2021 9:59:24 GMT
Kapitan: Yes, let's keep it going. If you're not sure which years we've covered, check the first post of the thread: I've edited it to list each year we've touched upon.
Sept 22, 2021 13:10:08 GMT
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT