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Cover | Chamberlin – You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)

[V]ermont based rock quartet, Chamberlin is just about to head out on tour, but before they do that, they are sharing a dark, grim cover of Paul Simon’s 1986 hit song “You Can Call Me Al.” Guitarist Ethan West recalls “One day I was driving down the New Jersey turnpike, feeling kind of depressed and “Al” comes on the radio and I realize that these are actually some pretty amazing, introspective and frankly dark lyrics. Obviously the song and the record as a whole worked out for him, but I couldn’t help but wonder if Paul Simon had ever considered arranging it so that the music matched the lyrical darkness a little more. We thought we’d give it a try.”  It’s a dark, brooding version with heavier riffs and a of the song that is definitely not what one would expect, its definitely an interesting take on a classic track.

The guys are about to embark on a US tour but will be back in town here at the Middle East in November.

::Chamberlin on the Road::

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The Tallest Man on Earth – Graceland (Paul Simon Cover)

I love a good cover, and well I love a good cover of a great song.  A special Record Store Day release of “King of Spain,” had been paired with a b-side cover of one of my favorite Paul Simon songs “Graceland,” and the recording hit the net.  The cover had been recorded a few years back, but making American fans happy was released on that special 7″ and now we all get to hear it. Enjoy.

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