Thursday, February 02, 2006

Grant and Me of Ages

Jesus Christ loves Grant Lee Phillips. The man knows how to write a song and his voice can cut through metal. His official site talks about his new all cover album and I am definitly excited to hear what a Grant Lee Phillips Pixies cover sounds like. Here's an interesting quote from Mr. Phillips regarding this covers album, called "Nineteeneightees":

NINETEENEIGHTEES exhumes an age whose underground music has long outlasted the more popular songs of it’s airwaves. At least for me, anyway, and that’s basically the spirit of this album. It’s my personal mix tape, just as it’s reeled around in my head for decades. In truth, there nothing like the real thing. The originals are thankfully available and easily itunable for the most part. And yet these melodies, these words demand to be sung, strummed and passed down as is oral tradition. What’s taken shape in the late hours of my downtime is a semi-acoustic rendering of cult classics by The Pixies, Joy Division, REM, The Cure, Robyn Hitchcock, The Church, Nick Cave, New Order, Echo And The Bunnymen and The Smiths. My aim was to highlight the lyrical and melodic strength of these songs. In some cases, free the song of it’s burdensome production, an unfortunate carbon dating of the period.

That gets Jesus pretty excited people! Here's some live mp3's to hold you over. The lyrics to "Demon Called Deception" should be taught in both English Class and Religion Class. Enjoy.

Grant Lee Phillips - Demon Called Deception (live).mp3

Grant Lee Phillips - Honey Don't Think (live).mp3

Grant Lee Phillips - Mockingbirds (live).mp3


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