Friday, April 22, 2005

Maria McKee Covers "Barstool Blues"

Maria McKee's latest CD Dreams has a nice cover of Neil Young's "Barstool Blues" from his Zuma album.

From a review in The Washington Post By Allison Stewart:
"The minimal accompaniment -- mostly piano, backup vocals and the occasional electric guitar -- serves her well, and 'Peddlin' Dreams' at least feels the way it should: raw, and close-up. '(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am' is an AM pop gem, so different from the rest of the tracks here it might have wandered in from a Lesley Gore album. A cover of Neil Young's 'Barstool Blues' is practically perfect, if only because the song was mostly perfect to begin with, and McKee and husband-producer Jim Akin are smart enough to serve it straight up."

More on Neil Young's "Barstool Blues" and the Zuma album .


At 8/12/2010 03:51:00 PM, Anonymous Maria McKee's Life is Sweet said...

Yeah I love it too. It just goes to show the power of simplicity. Not to mention the power of a great voice of course.


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