That Lincoln Cat Power commercial sure has been getting a lot of airplay. For those of you who like your Chan without a sale pitch, Dark End Of The Street, a double 10″ Cat Power EP, is coming out in time for the holidays (don’t worry vinyl virgins, it’ll be available in digital form, too). The collection includes covers she put to tape during the Jukebox recording sessions. They’re all covers. She loves to do covers. The tracklist and Boss album art:

01 “Auld Triangle” (The Pogues)
02 “Dark End Of The Street” (James Carr, Aretha Franklin)
03 “Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Sandy Denny / Fairport Convention)
04 “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revivial)
05 “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (To Stop Now) (Otis Redding)
06 “It Ain’t Fair” (Aretha Franklin)

All are previously unreleased recordings except for “Fortunate Son” and “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” but we have seen that shadowy “Dark End” clip. The jokesters at Matablog note:

In keeping with prior practice / the Matablog style guide, we’ve listed the performers most responsible for popularizing the songs…don’t worry San Francisco journalists, we’ll make sure the proper composers are paid and credited!

In case you forgot, they’re referencing San Francisco Weekly’s claims that Matador missed a credit for “Lord, Help The Poor And Needy,” which on the album is listed as “Traditional, by Jessie Mae Hemphill, arranged by Chan Marshall, Public Domain.” You can revisit the “controversy” here, if you’d like.

Dark End Of The Street is out 12/9 via Matador.

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Comments (12)
  1. Ugh, its so stupid how she makes people pay for her covers.

  2. drab  |   Posted on Oct 1st, 2008 0

    so, is she ever going to write a song again or is this it? ’cause it’s pretty lame. I liked jukebox enough, but now this is getting old.

  3. We still haven’t seen a release of Cat Stevens’s “How Can I Tell You” used in the DeBeers ad a few years ago have we?

  4. Grand  |   Posted on Oct 1st, 2008 0

    I believe they said they would “never” release the Cat Stevens cover, which was sad because it sounded so good.

    She has a cover of “Space Oddity” on a car commercial now. It also sounds amazing, but they probably won’t release it. Again.

  5. at least it beats the hell out of her last album’s cover art.

  6. Arturo  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2008 0

    There’s also Peel session stuff that hasn’t been released – including Freebird. I would pay big bucks to get me hands on this http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/2000s/2000/Jun18catpower/

  7. i used to love her...  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2008 0

    ugh.

  8. bly  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2008 0

    THANK THE LORD THE WAITING IS OVER. I believe that she was the last artist on planet earth to have not covered Fortunate Son. But now she has, and I can die peacefully.

  9. Funny – My Replacements cover never got onto a car commercial. Not slow enough I guess.

  10. yohoho  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2008 0

    I’m waiting for her cover of Trina’s “Da Baddest Bitch”

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