04 January 2010

Children are singing, truths they are winging, freedom is ringing all over the world

Untitled, Pulaski, Virginia

Beck + friends (Wilco, Leslie Feist, others) covering "Little Hands," from Skip Spence's Oar. Go to Beck's website to check out other songs from the album, including an excellent cover of "Broken Heart," with Jeff Tweedy handling lead vocals.

Record Club is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. The album chosen to be reinterpreted is used as a framework. Nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. As you will hear, some of the songs are rough renditions, often first takes that document what happened over the course of a day as opposed to a polished rendering. There is no intention to 'add to' the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens. And those who aren't familiar with the albums in question will hopefully look for the songs in their definitive versions

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