My Morning Jacket’s Eclectic Covers: From Danzig to Dylan
My Morning Jacket may not have logged as many miles on the road as Phish — yet — but given another few decades of touring, Jim James and crew might give the Vermont quartet a run for “most cover songs played live.” The Kentucky rockers have covered everyone from the Band to Poison to Blue Oyster Cult, and now the blog You Ain’t No Picasso has wrangled more than 50 of the band’s live covers for your listening pleasure. (And we’re not even counting Yim Yames’ EP of George Harrison covers Tribute To.)
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The more unlikely covers include a double dose of Danzig (“How the Gods Kill” and the Misfits’ “Attitude”), INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart,” three renditions of Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone” and Lionel Ritchie’s “Easy.” The choices aren’t all oddball though — MMJ also perform a heavy smattering of Dylan, Gram Parsons and the Band songs. Plus, as anyone who witnessed My Morning Jacket’s 2006 late-night set at Bonnaroo can attest, MMJ perform a kick-ass version of the Who’s “A Quick One, While He’s Away.”
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