An especially noteworthy show, from May 1st, was an all-covers affair, and featured several tracks from the new Bridging the Distance: A Portland Covers Compilation, a new charity comp out on Arena Rock. The Minders' cover of ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down" and Britt Daniel of Spoon covering Sam Cooke are highlights of the show and the comp, which is a $10 bargain. but the real find for me was Whip's acoustic take on Billy Idol's "White Wedding". While I have a high tolerance for covers of most stripes, this one rises above; for the first minute, I honestly couldn't place the song, they've so transformed it. Check it out on their MySpace.
Friday, May 18, 2007
White Wedding Started Again
I'm always a few weeks behind in listening to Jeremy Peterson's In House radio show podcast, but I get to them all eventually, and they're consistently teriffic. The weekday hour-long show, broadcast over the air in Pocatello, ID, features a fine mix of new releases and classics with just the right amount of commentary.