In episode 7 of our podcast, alongside McCartney, we bring a favourite cover to the table. But what makes a good cover? Why do you connect to it? Do you have to love the original? Or is loving the original a reason to doubt any rework of that track? Do you need to be reverential or do something totally different? Like any music, it’s such a personal thing, that we probably all have different views on it.
For me, (Guy), you have to bring something new to the party. What is that? I can’t define it, but it is all about the feels. And here’s some of my favourite covers, from the sublime (Jeff Buckley) to the ridiculous (The Fall). What do you like, and why?
It’s been a while in the making but….. we decided that we wanted to talk about music just as much (ok, even more) as we write about it.
So in July, we decided to launch This Is Not Happening the podcast, timing it with one of our best albums of the month, Run The Jewels 4. Every month we’ll be talking about our latest album of the month, and tackling another subject each episode. In July, it was our favourite lockdown bangers, and in August, alongside Jessie Ware’s silky What’s Your Pleasure, we’ll be going into what music chills us out.
We’re pretty excited to be going in a new direction alongside the blog, so join Guy, Nolan, David and Joey every month for This Is Not Happening in podcast form!
My track of the month for July’s inaugural podcast episode. A cut of incredible late-night electronic soul that I was put into by Luke Unabomber from his Worldwide FM show. Made over forty years ago , it still sounds beautiful and fresh.