Friday, September 28, 2007
Iron and Wine meets the Four Tops - most unlikely cover Ever?
I am a big fan of good covers - I assume we all are. As a matter of fact, I have a lengthy playlist on my iTunes called "Covers that are better or as good as the Original." This list ranges from Ben Folds covering The Cure and The Pale Pacific covering Billy Joel, to Hey Mercedes doing When in Rome and Mark Kozelek doing AC/DC.
I especially like when bands cover songs that would not seemingly fit into their genre (can we say Jimmy Eat World covering Prodigy!) .
Today I came across an new odd combination. The ever folksy lo-fi Iron & Wine covering the quintessential Motown doo-wap classic from 1965, "Its the Same Old Song" by The Four Tops.
Who would have thought that such a bizarre pairing could produce such wonderful results. Perhaps its the beards that make it such a good combo. I would tell you all to go buy the track, but I have no idea where you can buy it at. Enjoy.