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 5/03/2005 06:36:00 PM, Blogger strachan said...

Maria McKee’s cover of Neil Young’s Barstool Blues is perfect, it’s raw, her emotive delivery draws you in and keeps you there. The intensity of her piano playing compliments her flawless vocals, after listening to this track no-one can argue that McKee is not a gifted musician and vocalist.

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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