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Who else out there has recently had their ass kicked by this super-cold going around? Besides just being generally miserable, it also cut into my checking out Neko Case’s gig this past weekend at the Henry Fonda here in L.A. Ah well, thanks to the good folks at New West it was not a complete bust as they had just recently sent me Neko’s Austin City Limits performance from 2003 on CD and DVD.

Performing with her seasoned band (including pedal steel legend, Jon Rauhouse, and the honey-throated Kelly Hogan) Case works through standout tracks from her (as of then) catalog including this cover of Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain,” which, if you have ever seen Case live, you know is quite possibly worth the price of admission alone.

Previously: Revisiting :: Neko Case’s Blacklisted

Download:
MP3:
Neko Case :: Buckets of Rain (cover)
MP3: Bob Dylan :: Buckets of Rain
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Amazon: Neko Case – Live: Austin City Limits
www.nekocase.com ++ www.myspace.com/nekocase

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Kermit Ruffins :: You’re A Viper

Being that today is Fat Tuesday, I’m going to take this opportunity to post one of my favorite New Orleans related tunes, Kermit Ruffins’ rendition of “You’re A Viper.” If you are ever in New Orleans, make it a point to catch a Ruffins show, be it at the Rock ‘n Bowl, a club in the Quarter or one of his famous Thursday night BBQ gigs at Vaughns.

Download:
MP3:
Kermit Ruffins :: You’re A Viper
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www.basinstreetrecords.com ++ www.myspace.com/kermitruffinsmusic

16 Responses to “Neko Case :: Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan)”

  1. M Ward + Beth Orton did a great cover of this song when on tour in Australia a few years ago. I have a pretty reasonable recording which I can supply if anyone is interested!

  2. She sung this when I saw her in Glasgow earlier in the year – it was phenomenal. I was amazed and really impressed how she and Hogan managed to pretty much reproduce the vocal richness of the album with just the two of them on stage. It always seemed like there must be more of them somehow!

  3. I mentioned this in my comment to your “Blacklisted” post a few weeks back. Up there with the best Dylan covers of all time, no question.

  4. Hey John, I will throw that M Ward, Beth Orton cover up on here is you wanna email it to me (see: contact info.

    A.D.

  5. Yes, definitely a good idea – please!

  6. (will do when I get home tonight)

  7. Sorry to hear about your cold; I was fortunate enough to see Neko open for Merle Haggard last week here in Spokane, and she indeed sang “Buckets”. What a great show. I’m sorry to say, however, that Merle seemed to be going through the motions. Neko was well worth the price of admission, though.

  8. Dude, this is weird. I’m working on a post for tomorrow about Jon Rauhouse. Arizona boy, ya know.

  9. Thanks for the “Viper” post. It’s been literally years since I’ve heard that and for some reason (hmmmm…) it was in my head a couple of months ago!

  10. […] Watching the Neko Case: Austin City Limits DVD got me thinking about Kelly Hogan who accompanies Case on vocals throughout the performance. Hogan, like myself, is an Atlanta ex-pat who left the south in 1997 for Chicago where she continues to pursue music. I have always made an effort to keep tabs on her career, as her old band, The Jody Grind, was my first “club” show as a fifteen year old back in Atlanta in 1990. Sadly, not long afterwards, Hogan’s bandmates were killed in a freak touring van accident. Hogan went on to follow her muse and play with several other bands, most notably Atlanta’s The Rock*A*Teens before leaving for Illinois. It was in Chicago that she started playing with my favorite of her various incarnations thus far, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts. […]

  11. […] Another testament to the great A.D. readers out there, John, from Australia, sent me this M. Ward/Beth Orton show of excellent sound quality. Recorded in 2004 at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the submission was in response to the Neko Case cover of “Buckets of Rain” posted here. Note the M. Ward/Beth Orton “Buckets of Rain” duet below; as usual Ward’s acoustic playing throughout the set is fantastic. […]

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  13. […] Another testament to the great A.D. readers out there, John, from Australia, recently sent me this M. Ward/Beth Orton show of excellent sound quality. Recorded in 2004 at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the submission was in response to the Neko Case cover of “Buckets of Rain” posted here. Note the M. Ward/Beth Orton “Buckets of Rain” duet below; as usual Ward’s acoustic playing throughout the set is fantastic. […]

  14. I was at that ACL taping – in fact, I’m in the opening shot, front row, stage left. Neko kept flubbing songs and they’d have to start over, then she (half) joking started blaming the band. Broke my heart when she tried “I Wish I Was The Moon” three times before giving up. But I did walk off with a set list.

  15. Look for the Neko Case duet with Dex Romweber on the song “Still Around” on the new Dex Romweber Duo CD “Ruins of Berlin.” Available now on Bloodshot Records.

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