Posts Tagged ‘Nirvana’

Jay Reatard // Cover Songs

Friday, January 15th, 2010

In a sort of post-mortem celebration of Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard’s prolific career, two cover songs have been circulating around the blogosphere this week. The first, a morbidly appropriate take on Nirvana’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle”, was released on his website after the tragedy and is possibly his last recording he ever made. The second track, a cover of Beck’s “Gamma Ray”, was done a while back but Beck reposted it on his site after hearing news about Reatard’s death.

Jay Reatard // Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle (Nirvana Cover)

Jay Reatard // Gamma Ray (Beck Cover)

Ben Gibbard // Covers

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Ben Gibbard loves the cover songs – and by loves and I mean he has an uncontrollable need to cover everything under the sun. No artist, no song is off limit when Gibbard picks up his acoustic guitar and declares “OK, this one is a cover song”. Here are just a few examples of the, literally, countless Youtube videos of Gibbard playing non-Death Cab & non-Postal Service songs: