Good Cover Version: Nicole Atkins Does Ryan Adams

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.

Ryan Adams is behind one of my very favorite covers, so turnabout is fair play. Another of the (very) excellent Instant Love covers series, Nicole Atkins gamely takes on "Amy" and turns the plaintive, rainy day musings into a technicolor fantasy. Her treatment of "Amy" has an underlying smolder, and the song's groove render it quite the earworm. Another great pairing from this fantastic series.     

[posted 8.27.17]


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