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Mini-Blankets v.4

In covers, Listening Assignments on January 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm

It’s been awhile since I did a covers series, but we’re going to do it differently this time. Namely, more bite-sized.*

1. Solid Gold – Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins) – A slick update of a classic dude song. Less homoeroticism, more hot flight instructors. (One can hope.) [from Synchronize|buy]
2. Cee Lo Green – No One’s Gonna Love You (Band of Horses) – I’m not sure why Cee Lo decided to cover this, but it turned out pretty nicely. He could sing my grocery list and sound good, but who knew Band of Horses had soul? [from The Lady Killer|buy]
3. The Forms – We Didn’t Start the Fire (Billy Joel) – Jingle jangle of unorthodoxy. Like the song was split in three, spun at different speeds, volumes jacked, and re-joined akilter. New gold. [I’ve mentioned them before.] [from Guilt By Association V.2|buy]
4. Ernie Halter – Black Coffee In Bed (Squeeze) – The beautiful melody inherent in the original is spotlighted perfectly here, slowed down and allowed to live free. This guy has some serious vocal chops, of which I am quite jealous. [from Franklin & Vermont|buy]

*Find the tracklists for Blankets V.1, V.2, and V.3!

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