Sunday, January 8, 2017

Good Cover Version: Jennifer Clavin (Bleached) Does The Ramones

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Many of us are still in shock about the results of last November's election. Jennifer Clavin of Bleached took her frustration and turned it into two great covers, one Ramones and one Barry McGuire, with the proceeds of the song sales going to Planned Parenthood. In this cover of "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg," Jennifer's voice crackles with all manner of emotion, and the lo-fi recording feels just right. Please do listen to this duo of covers with a cause.
   


[posted 1.8.17]

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