Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cover Me Impressed: 'What Goes On'

"What Goes On" is taken from the Feelies' 1988 major-label debut, 'Only Life.' This isn't considered their best of a brief four-album career, but it's my favorite. I think it's because 'Only Life' was my introduction to the band. Thus, the album is the one I have played (by far) the most. The Feelies have laid down a few very good covers, but I always felt like this Velvet Underground classic was meant for them. There's just something about that guitar work in the VU original that screams "FEELIES!"

If you're a Feelies fan, the past couple of years have been exciting. After opening for Sonic Youth at New York's Battery Park on July 4, 2008, the band has since played a couple of other shows, including one last year at my old stomping grounds. Their first two albums were reissued by Bar/None last year as well, but the really good news surfaced a few weeks ago when we learned they are in the studio working on a new album for Bar/None that should be out in the spring. We haven't had any new music by the Feelies since 'Time for a Witness' in 1991. So, yeah, it's kind of a big deal.

The Feelies - What Goes On (mp3)
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On (mp3)

More Cover Me Impressed:
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
Halloween Edition
"Porpoise Song"
"Prairie Rose"
"Come On Eileen"
"Walking On Thin Ice"
Jason Falkner Edition
"True Love Will Find You In The End"
"This Will Be Our Year"
"You're My Favorite Waste of Time"
"The End Of The World"
"(Don't Go Back To)Rockville"
"God Only Knows"
"And Your Bird Can Sing"
"So Sad About Us"
"Walking The Cow"

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