Monday, February 27, 2006

Sid 'N' Susie


Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs (of Bangles fame) have transformed into Sid 'N' Susie for a collaboration album of their favorite '60s pop and folk tunes. "Under The Covers Volume 1" will be released via Shout! Factory on April 18 and features the two singers doing their own takes on songs by The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Who, The Beach Boys as well as other popular and obscure tracks.

Covers albums by established artists frequently deliver mixed results, but I've already heard a bunch of tracks off this one and I've gotta say that there are some instant classics here. Susanna's versions of "Different Drum" and "Sunday Morning," plus the duo harmonizing on "Run to Me" are all just delightful. They've certainly picked an impressive collection of songs that seem to suit their styles nicely. Susanna, whose solo work has been sorely overlooked, has recorded a vast amount of material that has never seen proper release. It's really a shame. But I'm glad that this album will be coming out soon -- a long-awaited return from a true pop princess ...


Tracks: "I See The Rain" (The Marmalade) "And Your Bird Can Sing" (The Beatles) "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" (Fairport Convention) "Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young And Crazy Horse) "Alone Again Or" (Love) "Warmth Of The Sun" (The Beach Boys) "Different Drum" (The Stone Poneys) "The Kids Are Alright" (The Who) "Sunday Morning" (The Velvet Underground) "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" (Neil Young And Crazy Horse) "Care Of Cell .44" (The Zombies) "Monday Monday" (The Mamas And The Papas) "She May Call You Up Tonight" (The Left Banke) "Run To Me" (The Bee Gees)

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    6 comments:

    jesse said...

    this sounds like exactly the kind of completely unnecessary album that i will love unabashedly. their voices work really well together.

    WJR said...

    Beyond the intrigue and possible entertainment value this album possesses, I have to interject with a question: How does Susanna continue to be such a piece of ass?

    She might very well be the hottest things since, well, the sun.

    Kenneth M. Walsh said...

    Jesus, I know! I just posted a comment on her MySpace profile asking her if she'd entered into a pact with the Devil.

    She looks as hot as she did in the mid-'80s ... what a babe!

    TRW said...

    Susanna is awesome, the hot little thing!

    The Eternal Freshman said...

    At the risk of being shallow, I gotta say that Matthew Sweet looks. like. shit. Gee, bathe much? He looks like a shapeless blob that only gets up from his barcalounger to pay for the pizzas he just ordered from Domino's.

    Brian W said...

    I think he ate Crosby, Stills, Nash AND Young.

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