Cat Power Covers More Songs

By brandon / October 1, 2008 - 6:01 pm

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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