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The Covers Record

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Cat Power, The Covers Record

The Covers Record

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Cat Power
Producers:
Matador
genre:
Indie Rock

We gave it a B+

Mistress of evocative slurs, pregnant pauses, and vertiginous quavers, Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, presents an eclectic songbook on The Covers Record, from the Stones’ ”Satisfaction” and Nina Simone’s ”Wild is the Wind” to more underground fare. Using solo guitar and piano, Marshall takes wild liberties with lyrics and melodies, and dissolves indie-rock self-consciousness into fractured, heartrending folk-blues. In the end, as with any great interpreter, the songs are all hers. B+