Friday, May 04, 2007

Cover Of The Week: Mark Kozelek does AC/DC

I saw the Steve Martin/Claire Danes film Shopgirl again the other day, and it reminded me to revisit Mark Kozelek's music. The frontman for Red House Painters and sometime solo artist made a guest appearance in the movie, and hearing him sing in the film led me back to his 2001 AC/DC covers album, What's Next To The Moon. Kozelek's renditions of AC/DC tunes bear little to no musical resemblance to the originals. Instead, he found a way to reinterpret the music while exploring the lyrical content in a different way. The "cock rock" anthems take on a deeper feel in Kozelek's hands, and the record makes for very interesting listening.
Mark Kozelek - "If You Want Blood"
Buy Mark Kozelek's music here.

Previous Covers Of the Week:

M.A.C.C. - "Hey Baby (Land Of The New Rising Sun)"
Gov't Mule - "30 Days In The Hole"
Veruca Salt - "My Sharona"
Soundgarden - "Come Together"
Pearl Jam - "I've Got A Feeling"
Gomez - "Getting Better"
Muse - "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"
Cast - "The Seeker"
Manic Street Preachers - "Been A Son"
Steve Earle - "Breed"
Sheryl Crow - "Keep On Growing"
Nine Inch Nails - "Dead Souls"
Kathleen Edwards - "A Face In The Crowd"
Catherine Wheel - "Spirit Of Radio"
Stanley Jordan - "Stairway To Heaven (live)"
Stereophonics - "Something In The Way"

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Blogger Beth said...

Have you listened to his other side project, Sun Kil Moon?

May 07, 2007 1:02 PM  

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