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Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove

"Under the Covers (Limited Edition)"


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Release: June 2017
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Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove - Under the Covers (Limited Edition) LP

Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove previously unsettled the conventionally calm and respectful world of the cover song with a number of fractured productions. These include a controversial take on The Eagles frequently reviled '70s anthem “Hotel California”. Their version of the song so dramatically realigned the central narrative of the song that many listeners were forced to rethink their hostility towards the original composition. Lydia Lunch is a self-confessed contrarian who delights in reinterpreting the songs people (including herself) love to hate. As you might expect, the choice of songs on this collection is a disconcerting array of material ranging from the hugely popular to the wildly obscure; from the bombast of hair rocker Jon Bon Jovi to the introspection of emerging Nashville troubadour Aaron Lee Tasjan. The roster also includes a harrowing reworking of Bobbie Gentry’s Southern Gothic classic “Ode to Billie Joe” - a thematically obscure tale of love, death, abortion and suicide.In a typically oblique move, Lunch also decided to cover one of her own compositions. “Won’t leave You alone” is a song she co-wrote with James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/ PJ Harvey/ Bad Seeds). Here we see the song mutate from blues rock prophecy to haunting folk lament.
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1.Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry)
2.Breakdown (Tom Petty)
3.A Thousand Miles Of Bad Road (Aaron Lee Tasjan)
4.Blaze Of Glory (John Bon Jovi)
5.Red, White And Pink Slip Blues (Mark Stephen Jones/bud Tower)
6.Midnight Rider (Gregg Allman/robert Payne)
7.The Spy (Jim Morrison)
8.I Want You (Elvis Costello)
9.Won’T Leave You Alone (Lydia Lunch/james Johnston)
10.Do It Again (Walter Becker/donald Fagen)
11.Low (David Lowery/johnny Hickman/davey Faragher)