You may remember I featured Gillian Welch’s genre bending cover of Radiohead’s “Black Star” a couple of years ago while the Drunkard blog was still in it’s infancy. If you grabbed it back then, cheers, if not, this re-up is for you.
As a lover of both Radiohead’s The Bends, as well as Gillan Welch’s appalachian-styled folk musings, this cover floored me the first time I heard it. It’s marriage of Thom Yorke’s guitar laden lyrics set against Welch’s vocals, a style that seems as if it Rip-Van-Winkled out from under a 19th century Tennessee rock, works in a way you wouldn’t think it would, or could for that matter.
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