Cat Power's 1998 album Moonpix was so good that she had no idea how to follow it up. So instead she set about work on a covers record, taking a wide variety of tracks by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bill Callahan, Lou Reed and Michael Hurley and making them her own. It may have disappointed fans hoping to hear further original work but it is still a deeply personal and soul searching album.
Vinyl LP £15.75 OLE4260
LP on Matador.
CD £6.30 OLE426-2
CD on Matador.
8/10 Penrith Steve 23rd June 2015
This is a lovely record. It opens with an original take of The Rolling Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" which Chan Marshall really makes her own. Like the Devo version, it reinvents the original, but this is a cool, gentle version as opposed to Devo's off-the-wall, angular take. All the covers on here are done in a similar way to make the album flow nicely. Other highlights include a version of Michael Hurley's "Sweedeedee", a very beautiful version of The Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason" and Smog's "Red Apples".
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