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Glass Animals Cover Kanye West: “Love Lockdown”

Posted October 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 515 views]
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These days especially, people seem to have a wide range of feelings about Kanye West, based on a life that bounces  from musical genius to celeb tabloid magnet and everything in between.
With his most recently album “Yeezus” he took his musical experimentation to the next level but, before that, there was “808s & Heartbreak”. His 4th studio album was conceived in the wake of …

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Paolo Nutini Covers “Spanish Harlem” Live on KCRW

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 982 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

From Led Zeppelin to Laura Nyro and, of course, Ben E King, the 1960 Leiber + Stoller + Spector track “Spanish Harlem” is a classic.
King first released it in 1960 (his first hit away from The Drifters) and there have been over 150 recordings of the song.
But it’s particularly interesting to hear a Scottish singer-songwriter with an Italian-sounding name take on a song about …

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The Afghan Whigs Cover the Police “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic”

Posted September 15, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,530 views]
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It’s not surprising that when the Afghan Whigs take on the Police, the results are sexy and a little dangerous.
They played their version of the 1981 hit “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” during their Morning Becomes Eclectic session and it was everything a cover should be –a really inspired interpretation with a dark twist that is pure Afghan Whigs.
I’ve seen versions of …

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Bahamas Covers Bobby Womack: “Please Forgive My Heart”

Posted August 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 932 views]
Bahamas by Brian Lowe

When I first heard Bobby Womack’s “Please Forgive My Heart”, what really stood out (aside from his always soul-barring vocal delivery) was the ultra-modern production.
Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz) and Richard Russell (one of the founders of XL Recordings) produced the track, which was part of his first album of original material in 18 years.
It was striking, combining deep emotional depth with the electronic stylings of …

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Queen Covered by Graffiti6: “You’re My Best Friend”

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 927 views]
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There has been a Queen resurgence that I have really been enjoying.
I recently read an incredible article in Rolling Stone, surviving members of the band are touring for the first time in 30 years, and here in LA the Center Theatre Group is presenting a musical based on their music (I hear the female lead has an extraordinary voice).
I grew up hearing “We Will …

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Glen Hansard and Sam Beam Cover “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 4,851 views]
Sam Beam and  Glen Hansard by Jeremiah Garcia

Last April, KCRW hosted a very special evening of music with Glen Hansard (Swell Season) and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine). They took turns playing their stunning original material before uniting for two covers they worked on during soundcheck.
We’ve never released any of the audio from that night and it never aired on the station.
But, in honor of them sharing a stage at the …

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Jeff Buckley Covered by Lex Land: “Everybody Here Wants You”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,492 views]
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Last week, KCRW’s award-winning storytelling show Unfictional aired an incredible story produced by BBC Radio 4on Jeff Buckley.
The musician, who drowned at the age of 30, has always been the subject of fascination, as many talented artists who die way too young are.
He was supremely talented and the radio piece tells the story of the night that started his legend.
We have a history with …

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Eels Cover Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Posted July 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,896 views]
Eels by Larry Hirshowitz

Eels main man Mark Oliver Everett mostly lives in a muted space.
While he can come across as solemn if you’re being generous, he does have a sharp wit and the sort of self-deprecating humor that makes you think he’s doing it for the laughs.
Either way you slice it, he’s definitely not the kind of guy to wear salmon colored J.Crews, half rolled up the …

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Lily and Madeleine Cover “Sea of Love”

Posted June 25, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 3,442 views]
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Teenage sisters Lily and Madeleine have a maturity that transcends their years.
They played an impressive live set of original songs on Morning Becomes  Eclectic, including a brand new track called “Hold Onto Now” (from their forthcoming album due in October) before closing with their version of the frequently covered track “Sea of Love”. (Find the full set here)

When Jason Bentley and I saw it …

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Chet Faker Covers Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”

Posted June 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,325 views]
Chet Faker by Larry Hirshowitz

 
Australian singer/songwriter/producer/avid tweeter Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker broke into the collective consciousness of music fans with his cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity when it was featured in a 2013 Superbowl commercial for Beck’s beer.
During his recent visit to the KCRW studios in support of his debut full-length album “Built On Glass,” he talked to Jason about the song that propelled his career and …

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