Grant Lee Phillips’ Mix Tape For You

May 10, 2006 at 6:01 pm (Uncategorized)

Billboard breaks the news that the album of 1980’s covers that Grant Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo, Grant The Troubador from Gilmore Girls) has been working on for nearly a year is set to be released June 27th. If a compilation of covers of 1980’s favorites sounds a bit dodgy, Phillips has gone to great lengths to explain it all, calling the record a sort of “mix tape” for his fans. I’m good with that.

Track list:

“Wave of Mutilation” (the Pixies)
“Age of Consent” (New Order)
“The Eternal” (Joy Division)
“I Often Dream of Trains” (Robyn Hitchcock)
“The Killing Moon” (Echo & the Bunnymen)
“Love My Way” (Psychedelic Furs)
“Under the Milky Way” (the Church)
“City of Refuge” (Nick Cave)
“So. Central Rain (Sorry)” (R.E.M.)
“Boys Don’t Cry” (the Cure)
“Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (the Smiths)

There are some great songs there, just begging for a reinterpretation I guess. I can’t wait to hear what he does with the Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Echo songs, especially.

If Scariano reads this, it’d make my day to have you retell your “So. Central Rain” on Letterman story in the comments section!

No samples or pre-release stuff online yet, but I’m watching out for it.

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