You can’t pull back the sheets of a new album these days without finding someone covering tunes by other people. There’s a whole cottage industry of people just covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and full album covers are almost the norm. Today we go undercover to hear music by artists you know performed by other artists. These shows are always fun because we find Echoes artists covering rockers who usually don’t get played on the show. There’s no “Hallelujah” on this one but you’ll hear Patti Smith reconfigured by Tricky; the old Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ song, “I Put A Spell on You” covered in a more sensual fashion by Jesse Cook and Emma Lee who were more inspired by the Nina Simone rendition; Nouvelle Vague’s Olivier Libaux covering Queens of the Stone Age (an Echoes CD of the Month); we’ll hear some Metallica, in an un-Metallica fashion by finger-style guitarist Kelley Valleau and there’s Bruce Springsteen, covered by Dessa.
And this being Echoes, you have to have a cover of Pink Floyd, so I have three of them, Dar Williams covering “Comfortably Numb”, Lia Ices with a haunting take on “Wish You Were Here” and of course “Echoes” covered by electronica artist Banco de Gaia.
Go between the sheets with us tonight on Echoes Undercover.
John Diliberto (((echoes)))
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