I don’t normally post covers, in fact I think this is probably the first post I’ve done for a cover. But this is just too amazing to not share.
First recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and subsequently many many other artists and bands, "Heard It Through The Grapevine" was covered by (2 members of) Birds of Tokyo a while back for triple j’s Like A Version. Ian Kenny’s voice is outstanding, as it usually is in most of his work, and it somehow suits this delicate acoustic cover as well as it suits Karnivool’s head-banging progressive rock. Adam Spark’s finger-picking weaves into Kenny’s vocal melodies creating something very special indeed.
I know it’s only a cover, but I can’t get enough of it. This is just beautiful.
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The cover is also on the “Broken Strings” live album, which is really worth checking out if you’re a fan
Yeah I’m really excited about that, I wanna get it so badly. Especially the one with the DVD.
I walked into maths one day, and sometimes my teacher plays music (even lets us choose what she plays some days). Normally it’ll be something kinda old, or something like Nickelback (each to their own I guess).
I was so surprised, I walked in and thought “Wait… this sounds REALLY familiar.” It took me a couple of minutes to pick it was BoT too. The Broken Strings stuff sounded really good.
I have the non-DVD version :(
Stil cool that your teacher plays music. Most of mine seem to have music. But then again, they seem to hate everything that isn’t studying…