Tonight, coming home from the city, I was listening to 2007 on Triple J. If I’m in the car on Sunday nights (which I increasingly am) I try to catch it.
Anyway, tonight Kingsmill played a cover of Glory Box (originally by Portishead) by Powderfinger. Yes, really. And you know what? It was all kinds of awesome. I was listening to this thing thinking, holy crap, I kinda think I perhaps should be disliking this (given the rapturous beauty of the original), but it did very strange things to my insides. I’m not sure if it shows the strength of the original track, or Powderfinger’s ability to do covers.
Perhaps THEY should start doing weddings.
The track was done for a new compilation called ‘No Man’s Woman’ which is a select group of Aussie men covering the music of female songwriters. It’s an interesting idea. The cover of Glory Box can be found on the No Man’s Woman MySpace. There’s also a cover of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights by Josh Pyke. It’s not so bad, in that is sounds like Josh Pyke, strumming a guitar, singing Wuthering Heights. It IS a beautiful song though.
Kingsmill also played a song by Akron/Family which I kinda dug a lot. So I’m going to look that on up. And what IS it with the world’s obsession with Kanye West? I’d love to understand why his hip hop is different, really I would.
Anyway I was going to bed wasn’t I.