Girl in a Coma “Adventures in Coverland”

It’s seven tracks of covers. “Si Una Vez” was a Selena song, and I swear I’ve heard it before, which is quite possible. I watched my share of Caliente when I worked at Arby’s. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a Beatles song. I admire that they made this song (really all of these on the record) their own. I already know what the original sounds like, so it is nice to hear something completely different.
“Transmission” is the Joy Division song. I was hoping they would do “Transmission Standard” by Run for Cover Lovers, but one should not be so greedy. I know a thing or two about this band, having reviewed a previous effort, and I think the point of this album is to show their influences. These tracks are all songs they love by artists they respect, and I imagine it was originally going to be an EP, but they could not pare the list down any more than they already had.
“As the World Falls Down” is a David Bowie cover and the only one that I felt missed the mark. That will happen, you know, when you take risks. “Come On, Let’s Go” is a Ritchie Valens cover and is the one that sounds the most like the original, but the original is awesome, so why try to improve on that?
“Walkin’ After Midnight” is rather divine. Patsy Cline would be proud. “Femme Fatale” of course is the Velvet Underground classic, and it is far and away the best of the best on here. It’s so cheery, something I never would expected from this song. There’s your winner, right there.

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