Saturday, July 23, 2005

Entertain Us



Not long ago, Information Overload's Kim P. linked to an mp3: Paul Anka's cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." It is awesome.

Not only do I dig eclectic covers, and not only to I genuinely like Paul Anka (a more cornerstone songwriter you'll be hard pressed to find), but it turns out he's got a whole damn album of this stuff, Rock Swings. Check these tracks:

1. It's My Life
2. True
3. Eye of the Tiger
4. Everybody Hurts
5. Wonderwall
6. Blackhole Sun
7. It's a Sin
8. Jump
9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
10. Hello
11. Eyes Without a Face
12. Lovecats
13. Way You Make Me Feel
14. Tears in Heaven

It's all so... Lounge Against the Machine. Anka just ads a level of polish and class that I find particularly pleasing. I happened to catch him on the tail end of Nightline pimping the album, which it would appear he put a considerable amount of thought into. And in his own words, "A good song is a good song."

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