'Cool For School: For the Benefit of The LunchBox Fund'

Cool For School, a digital-only compilation that benefits The Lunchbox Fund, features covers by the likes of Bright Eyes and Albert Hammond, Jr. Today, we’re sharing a track that features the second-most-famous Stroke covering Big Star’s 1972 classic, “Thirteen,” from their #1 Record. Hear, here:

Here’s the tracklist:
01 Bright Eyes with First Aid Kit – “We’re Going to Be Friends” (White Stripes cover)
02 Luke Rathborne – “I Hate My School” (Redd Kross cover)
03 Albert Hammond Jr. – “Thirteen” (Big Star cover)
04 Jenny O. – “Happiest Days/Another Brick in the Wall” (Pink Floyd cover)
05 Joseph Arthur – “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World” (Neil Young cover)
06 Angela McCluskey with Kraig Johnson – “We Rule the School” (Belle & Sebastian cover)
07 Rain Phoenix and Jonathan Wilson – “Coat of Many Colors” (Dolly Parton cover)
08 Craig Wedren and Pink Ape – “Headmasters Ritual” (The Smiths cover)
09 Fences – “School” (Nirvana cover)
10 Cobra Starship with Jump Into The Gospel – “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” (Timbuk 3 cover)

Cool For School is out this month on Manimal Vinyl. It was curated by the Gift Horse Project.

Comments (5)
  1. No. Just no.

  2. ddogdunit  |   Posted on Oct 4th, 2011 0

    pick a different big star song to cover for crissakes!!! the only thing we need less covers of than big star’s “thirteen” is LC’s “hallelujah.” van morrison had that quote about how he’s written 500 songs, and they’re all about better than brown eyed girl, and AHJ just picked the “brown eyed girl” or “hallelujah” of their catalog. elliott smith’s cover is awesome though, should have been the last one (like buckley doing hallelujah)

  3. ddogdunit  |   Posted on Oct 4th, 2011 0

    not to mention this is a horrid cover. a bad version produced badly. thank the lord JC calls the shots in the strokes. and when JC stopped writing everything they started sucking (see: first impressions / angles)

  4. Really… who is actually buying this cd?!? And I totally agree that Big Star’s “Thirteen” is Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”". Would it have killed Hammond to have done In “The Street” ‘Mod Lang” or “Feel”? This is worse than “India Song”.

    • “thirteen” is school themed, like the article says…this record is not a cd or a vinyl, just something to buy digitally that raises money for a great cause…now you hipsters can go and be “over it” on some other music site…

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