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Gotcha Covered: “What A Wonderful World”

Sometimes the line between irony and sincerity is drawn entirely by timing. Louis Armstrong's recording of Bob Thiele and George David Weiss's "What A Wonderful…
Nate Patrin | October 20, 2017 - 10:41 am

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Gotcha Covered: “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong only had one major success as a singer, but since (a) that major success was the first big hit for one of the…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2017 - 1:50 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”

For a song that's been so often reduced to '60s Montage Cliche #00001B (Note: Please use only in case of rights restrictions for the Youngbloods'
Nate Patrin | September 20, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Do It Again”

When Steely Dan's guitarist/co-songwriter Walter Becker passed away last Sunday, most of the remembrances -- including the one from his cohort in sly yet yearning
Nate Patrin | September 7, 2017 - 12:18 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Wichita Lineman”

When Glen Campbell passed earlier this month, the first songs that came to mind for people to remember him by tended to vary amidst all…
Nate Patrin | August 24, 2017 - 12:12 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Heroes”

So Motörhead covered David Bowie's "Heroes." This is, even for Gotcha Covered, a fairly weird development -- not just because it's an ostensibly unlikely combination…
Nate Patrin | August 10, 2017 - 2:12 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Tomorrow Never Knows”

Apologies in advance for what probably comes across like basic stoner-thought logic, but: Ever stop to think about what it means when we're possibly not…
Nate Patrin | August 1, 2017 - 1:23 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Irony has claimed a lot of casualties over the years, but it's just about time to examine whether alt-rock's fate as one of them was…
Nate Patrin | July 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Bill Withers cut one single in 1967 as his (and anybody's) sole release for the one-and-done label Lotus: his own uptempo if downbeat composition "Three
Nate Patrin | July 5, 2017 - 11:20 am

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Gotcha Covered: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

When you break it down, Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" is a pretty strange song. It's got a singalong hook, but it's an almost…
Nate Patrin | June 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush occupies this odd Trans-Atlantic space between cult figure and pop star. It makes sense that she's had a long, varied, widely analyzed, and…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2017 - 11:40 am

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Gotcha Covered: “Thirteen”

Rock 'n' roll is supposed to be about feeling young and agitated, at least if you go by the mythos that the genre likes to…
Nate Patrin | May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am

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The 10 Most Memorable “Purple Rain” Covers In A Year Without Prince

Prince was far more than just "Purple Rain." He could write an amazing ballad with the best of them, but his career was always such…
Nate Patrin | April 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “These Days”

We've only hit the second installment of Gotcha Covered, and we're already dealing with one of those classic "who covered who" conundrums: an instance of…
Nate Patrin | April 12, 2017 - 10:55 am
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