Wednesday, April 25, 2012

25 April 2012 - Elwood - Sundown

Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian national treasure.  There's no clearer way to express that.  And the original version of this song was one of his greatest - a classic.

So, when I heard yet another hip hop inspired band had covered such a treasured classic, I was instantly turned off.  Turns out I didn't have to be.  Elwood, straight out of the Portland underground, took an old song and reinvented it, successfully, without taking away any of its quiet charm.  To be clear, this classic song was certainly a tribute to naughtiness - Elwood didn't forget that when they covered it.

This live version doesn't have great song quality, but you can see the energy of the band clearly.

Here is a short documentary and the official music video for the song, if you are so inspired.  Enjoy.

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