Wednesday, September 22, 2021

22 September 2021 - The Jazz Band Rejects - Waiting Room

When you hear that a School of Rock is covering a Fugazi song, you probably think, "oh, pretty easy, pretty common jam band classic. This could be disrespectful."

I'm here to tell you that it is not.  I went into this expecting it to be a terrible trainwreck.  It is not.  It is excellent, and performed by musicians who absolutely understand the energy and feeling of the original, with the lead vocalist (who is identified in the comments as "Emma") bringing the stage presence and gravitas that rivals what Ian MacKaye brought to the original. 

This is a frequently covered song, by a lot of big time artists.   This is the best one I've heard.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

16 September 2021 - Cats On Trees - Love You Like A Love Song

This cover of the Selena Gomez classic by French band Cats On Trees rethinks the song as a soulful, mournful ballad.  Sometimes this type of reimagining of a song makes it lose its soul - but not so much in this case. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

9 September 2021 - Weezer - Big Me

Weezer started performing this Foo Fighters classic live, after the Foo Fighters stopped performing it.  When they toured together, the Fighters were compelled to perform it themselves again.  

Still, this is a pretty great cover.