You might remember when I flipped out about Grizzly Bear’s complete reworking of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy Dan Rossen of Grizzly Bear’s solo take on Paul Simon’s classic “Graceland.”
MP3: Grizzly Bear – Graceland (Paul Simon)
Like most of my favorite covers, Rossen’s version of “Graceland” is barely recognizable twist on the original. Rather than ape Simon’s riffs, Rossen takes the melody and really makes it his own. And while it’s a Paul Simon song through and though, for just three minutes, it belongs to Grizzly Bear.
BONUS MP3: Grizzly Bear – Owner of a Lonely Heart (Yes)
Michael Nau of Page France has posted some new songs on his alter-ego’s Myspace page: Cotton Jones