Cat Power / Covers
Album: Covers   Collection:General
Artist:Cat Power   Added:Feb 2022
Label:Domino Recording Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-03-14 Pull Date: 2022-05-16
Week Ending: May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27
Airplays: 3 3 1 4 2 4 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 21, 2023: Traditions
I'll Be Seeing You
4. Jun 11, 2022: Music Casserole
Pa Pa Power
2. Apr 26, 2023: Altitude Sickness
Pa Pa Power
5. May 14, 2022: Music Casserole
I'll Be Seeing You, A Pair of Brown Eyes
3. Feb 04, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
A Pair of Brown Eyes
6. May 11, 2022: The Fuzz Deli
White Mustang

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2022-02-10

A great interpreter of other songwriters, Cat Power has put out her third album of cover versions—don’t confuse this one with The Covers Record from 2000. An eclectic selection of material gets a typically downbeat/sadcore treatment. You could say the record sounds largely the same throughout, but it also sounds great throughout. Track 2 reworks an earlier Cat Power song; all others are covers. The band comprises guitars, bass, keys, and drums.

FCC clean

1 * Mid-tempo. Frank Ocean’s cry of unrequited love is done a bit faster & lighter. (4:20)

2 ** A slow redo of this artist’s own “Hate,” it’s much better this time. The prior plodding pluck-strum march is fleshed out here with synths, elec guitar, and vox overdubs. (2:44)

3 ** Mid-tempo. A paean to rioting(?) by Ryan Gosling’s band Dead Man’s Bones - how’s that for obscure? Especially good singing and playing on this one. (3:10)

4 Slow. A Lana Del Rey original. Tense, tough. Elec guitar and layered vox tracks. (3:00)

5 ** Very slow. Celtic folk-rocker by the Pogues redone with (I think) an old-fashioned pump organ and spooky vox overdubs. It’s scary how beautiful this is. (3:42)

6 Very slow. Bob Seger’s country-rock ballad is unrecognizable. (3:13)

7 Very slow. An Iggy Pop tune but more melodic this time. Hypnotic bass & drum. (3:35)

8 * Slow. Jackson Browne’s great ballad of loss is done as a gentle folk song. (3:44)

9 ** Slow. A brilliant, hilarious take on Kitty Wells’s classic calling out of unfaithful husbands with a clever walking bass line and a delicious pedal steel. (2:33)

10 Nick Cave’s rocker is slowed way down to a creepy tense nightmare. (4:39)

11 Slow. Pretty rendition of a Replacements tune, accompanied mainly by piano. (5:14)

12 Very slow. 1930s pop song (sung by Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Billie Holiday, etc) done here by a smoky-voiced chanteuse with acoustic guitar and piano accompanying. (3:22)

Track Listing
1. Bad Religion   7. Endless Sea
2. Unhate   8. These Days
3. Pa Pa Power   9. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
4. White Mustang   10. I Had a Dream, Joe
5. A Pair of Brown Eyes   11. Here Comes a Regular
6. Against the Wind   12. I'll Be Seeing You