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Rolling Stone Original: Exclusive Cat Power Videos

March 6, 2007 1:05 PM ET

Listen to five tracks recorded live in our Seattle studio by indie rock's preeminent chanteuse, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power. As usual, Cat Power's mini-set included an insightful mix of completely reinterpreted covers (Buddy Holly's "Crying, Waiting, Hoping," which the Beatles also recorded, and Sandy Denny's haunting folk rock ballad "Who Knows Where the Time Goes") in addition to shiver-inducing renditions of Marshall's own brilliant tunes ("Love & Communication," for example). Check out the songs, recorded exclusively for Rolling Stone, here.

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