John Simon | Posted over 1 year ago.
It's another hour of unlikely twists on songs you know by other artists.....
Atlantic City - The Band  Original band members Danko, Manuel and Helms cover Springsteen!
* Crossroads - Lynyrd Skynyrd  From their live album, a killer cover of Robert Johnson's classic.
Walkin' the Dog - Kapt. Kopter  A band fronted by Randy California. Rufus Thomas wrote it.
Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders  Produced by Nick Lowe, written by Ray Davies (Kinks) in 1964.
So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star - Patti Smith Group  The Byrds song re-imagined.
* Heroes - Wallflowers  Fabulous cover of David Bowie's classic, going out by request.
Cinnamon Girl - Gentrys  the first of a string of Neil Young covers. This one reached #52.
Down By The River - Brooklyn Bridge  They added some horns, but were true to the original. #91 on Billboard!
Southern Man - Dave Clark and Friends  From a radio station promo single. Heavy rocker!
I Am a Child - Red Horse  Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky with a tasty Folk-y cover of Buffalo Springfield-era Neil Young.
It's Getting Better - Gomez  the original was from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles.
I'm Only Sleeping - Rosanne Cash  very faithful to the Lennon-McCartney original
Sweet Child O' Mine - Taken By Trees  Victoria Bergsman had been with The Concretes. This was a solo project. Guns 'n' Roses totally reinvented!
* = listener requests
We'll undoubtedly revisit this theme again. Two weeks ago it was almost all covers of Springsteen songs. There's some great material out there....