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Monday, September 7, 2009

2 Kool 2 B 4 Gotten

Beck Hansen covered The Velvet Underground's seminal, The Velvet Underground & Nico album for the first installment of his Record Club covers series, and now he's out to tackle another album released in 1967. This one hits a little closer to this Canadian bloggers home with his take on Leonard Cohen's Songs Of Leonard Cohen.

For this Leonard Cohen Dance Party (thank you Zombie clan for that phenom) Beck will be ably helped out by members of MGMT, Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale, Devendra Banhart, Little Joy's Binki Shapiro and members of his touring band in the enterprise. He's already posted a cover of Suzanne on his website, and it will be followed by one track from the album every week.

Beck’s take on Cohen's Suzanne is posted below.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen "Suzanne" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The FRO will be pleased to know that her turn of phrase has been immortalized here. LCDP indeed.

One wonders though, whether Beck will ignore the moratorium placed on covers of Hallelujah and succumb to that innate need that musicians seem to have to try their hand at that iconic song.