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I won't put the whole album here (and I'm not sure I get the OP's premise) but Shawn Colvin's Cover Girl is either brilliant or distasteful depending, I think, entirely on your perspective.  But this one belongs in "songs that make you say Holy Shit" even if you think it's shitty.  

 

 

 

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By the way, you could probably also put late 90s Shawn Colvin in JJ's songbirds thread - can't remember if that one was here or the old place.

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I've been a huge Shawn Colvin fan for probably 25 years now.  I was excited when she moved to Austin but ultimately disappointed that she never really became part of the music community.  Her choice, though.

My favorite live moment was at La Zona Rosa, right around her peak in terms of sales, and she spoke about getting to open up for Sting at some big show.  Towards the end of his set he called her up, to her surprise, to sing on "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic".  Hearing her try to imitate his voice and relating her near-schoolgirl reaction was really cool.  There's always somebody bigger.

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That PMJ  Sledgehammer cover was pretty crappy,  but this one, this one here is fantastic and I'll fight anyone that's says different.

 

 

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On 9/23/2018 at 11:43 PM, Pato del Muerto said:

 

Heard a tidbit on XMS Volume today about this. Harry heard this Badfinger original playing at at a party and (sorta understandably) mistook it for The Beatles. The session players include Klaus Voormann on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. One vocal take.

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Posted (edited)

i am partial to this one for family reasons. my daughter is the little girl in the video.

 

 

Edited by Longhorn94

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12 hours ago, Rustic Horn said:

 

Holy smokes, she actually has the Stevie vocal quality.  I've never paid attention to her . . . is she a good writer?

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On 3/7/2019 at 9:55 AM, jimmyjazz said:

Holy smokes, she actually has the Stevie vocal quality.  I've never paid attention to her . . . is she a good writer?

Lissie has some good songs, check her out. But no, not as good as Stevie songs 

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Turn down the lights, pour up a whisky, put on the earphones and enjoy nine minutes of perfection.  The organ takes it to 11 and the cigarette guitar face to eleventy.

 

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1 hour ago, Chad Fuck said:

Good or Bad?  Also, you cannot opine if you don't make it to 1:30 or so.

 

...fun wedding.

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