Sunday, July 1, 2007

david coverversion: gordon lightfoot vs. the dandy warhols vs. csny

as big as a jive ass honky as courtney taylor-taylor has been (see dig! for pinpoint accuracy), his group the dandy warhols have released some pretty good albums, namely 'come down', 'rule, ok', and 'thirteen tales from urban bohemia'. 'welcome to the monkey house' and 'odditorium' were pretty lamesauce, but didn't meatloaf say '3 out of 5 ain't bad'? they also happen to do pretty good covers, maybe it's because he said he's not that great at writing lyrics, see 'the dandy warhols tv theme song'. jesus christ, how weak is that shit? anyways, here they've given two classic songs a synthy-hipsterish makeover. first up is gordon lightfoot's 'wreck of the edmund fitzgerald', which i believe it was pigeon kicking's own chriscoyier who when he was in middle school, his teacher turned the lights off and made the kids put their heads on their desk and listen to. wtf mate? also up is their version of 'ohio' by csny. being about the national guard killing four students at kent state, the single was rushed released to keep relevance. kudos to neil young for keeping nixon's name in the lyrics, which he calls 'the bravest thing i've ever done'. even braver than the time he said in an interview back in 1985, "you go to the supermarket and you see a faggot behind the fuckin' cash register. you don't want him to handle your potatoes. it's true". bravo, neil young!

gordon lightfoot - wreck of the edmund fitzgerald
the dandy warhols - wreck of the edmund fitzgerald
the dandy warhols - ohio
csny - ohio

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