Friday, June 29, 2007

A Different Kind of Cowsills Nostalgia

Unlike some critics, I thought Patti Smith's "12" was a fine effort at nostalgic covers, particularly if you threw in the "Two More" single on top of the CD. Nevertheless, Susan Cowsill might just have outdone the mighty Patti. She and her band have compiled songs from the "Covered in Vinyl" evenings at Carrollton Station in New Orleans to come up with a CD of covers by U2, Hendrix, Pretenders, Joni Mitchell and the like. It's four-track muddy live recordings, but the enthusiasm and the quality of Susan's voice make it a bigger keeper than "12". Go buy it at Susan's site.

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