Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday Night's Alright For Cover Fighting - Cecilia


When I was a kid, some fifty years or so ago, our Dad brought home Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.

And, boy oh boy, that track list still holds up.

The rave-up on the album, if you can call it that, is Cecilia. I most certainly didn't understand the lyrical histrionics at the time, but that rhythm though.

Who knew that Eddie Simon helped to generate that rhythm line, which older brother Paul later looped, by banging on a piano bench.

Anyway, there are a bazillion covers out there - this one by former Indie Kids (but now kinda/sorta grown-ups) 'Local Natives' - slays me...

Brought to you, really, by the fine folks over at 'Cover Me'
And, just for old time's sake, here's a Uke Cover.



Keith said...

Good stuff Ross.

Not sure who enjoyed it more, them playing or me listening.

RossK said...

My thoughts precisely Keith.

Well, that and I'm a sucker for a feedback-reducing improvised sound hole cover.


KenC said...

While I liked the Local Natives cover I really, really liked the Morgan James version. It is so very different and her voice is amazing.

RossK said...


Ms. James' version is very different, and excellent, indeed.

And her voice reminds me of another young woman I know (a little bit).