Blitzen Trapper Cover Heart

Another cover for your dreary Friday. This one comes from the sonic alchemists of Blitzen Trapper, who generally enjoy taking country conceit and twisting its corners with whatever accoutrements they can kick up, be it an errant synth line or a flat EQ’d drum fill. So it shouldn’t be surprising that they make Heart’s “Crazy On You” sound like something Kevin Barnes would claim with pride. Or maybe that is a little surprising.

Blitzen Trapper – Crazy On You” (MP3)

The track comes from Bridging The Distance, a covers compilation featuring artists with an affinity for Portland, including The Decemberists, The Joggers, The Thermals, Viva Voce, Britt Daniel, and of course, Blitzen Trapper. The 19-track album is out 4/17, with proceeds to benefit p:ear. Lots of goodies on this one. Full tracklist after the jump.

01 The Decemberists – “Think About Me” [Fleetwood Mac]
02 Pat MacDonald – “The Harder They Come” [Jimmy Cliff]
03 The Joggers – “Long Distance Runaround” [Yes]
04 The Snuggle Ups – “Dancing in the Dark” [Bruce Springsteen]
05 The Thermals – “Tangerine” [Led Zeppelin]
06 Christopher Walla – “Shattered Dreams” [Johnny Hates Jazz]
07 Viva Voce – “Eye in the Sky” [The Alan Parsons Project]
08 The Minus 5 – “That Smell” [Lynyrd Skynyrd]
09 Talkdemonic – “Sombre Reptiles” [Brian Eno]
10 The Minders – “Don’t Bring Me Down” [Electric Light Orchestra]
11 The Kingdom – “Sister Christian” [Night Ranger]
12 Lackthereof – “What a Fool Believes” [The Doobie Brothers]
13 Whip – “White Wedding” [Billy Idol]
14 Wet Confetti – “Invincible” [Pat Benatar]
15 The Dandy Warhols – “She Sells Sanctuary” [The Cult]
16 Point Juncture, WA – “Pearl of the Quarter” [Steely Dan]
17 Blitzen Trapper – “Crazy on You” [Heart]
18 Crosstide – “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” [Elvis Costello]
19 Britt Daniel – “Bring It on Home to Me” [Sam Cooke]