By Jeremy Helligar
Updated July 25, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

If you think all covers albums are created equally — as easy-money schemes for artistically bankrupt singers — get a load of Under the Covers. Dwight Yoakam does the Kinks’ ”Tired of Waiting for You” as big-band Western swing, the Clash’s ”Train in Vain” as honky-tonk blues, and Jimmy Webb’s ”Wichita Lineman” as a drummed-up rush job (whoa, Dwight). Inspired as hell and absolutely out of control. B

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