Usually, I’m not a fan of other musicians recording Beatles songs. Don’t get me wrong – I love Beatle cover bands. Hearing Beatles songs live is great, but for me, recording them is a whole different ball of wax. I mean – you can’t improve on perfection. But that’s also not to say I haven’t heard a few exceptions to my own standard and, as chance would have it, there is an amazing Beatles cover on the forthcoming Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2, due out in a few weeks.
The Current has a sneak peek and a few sample tracks, which I unfortunately can’t get to embed. Click over though, and check out the bluegrass treatment Pert Near Sandstone gives to “I Am the Walrus” featuring Ryan Young from Trampled by Turtles.
I first heard it weeks ago when The Current debuted it on air. I assumed I’d hate it because it was a Beatles cover, but I was instantly struck by it. I think the musical style actually works to make the cover unique, but the style also works to keep the quirkier aspects of the original alive. There is a recorded Beatles cover I actually like! I wanted to share and see what others think – hope you like it!