The Volume and the Damage Done: Songs from Artists With Tinnitus
Well, here's a rather unusual blog post topic -- Songs from Artists With Tinnitus.
From the blog Cover Lay Down -- a blog on nothing but covers -- a sample set of covers of and by musicians who reportedly suffer from tinnitus or hearing loss due to high decibels.
Here are five stunningly lovely Neil Young covers.
(from Cinnamon Girl: A Tribute to Neil Young)
(from Hello Love)
(web exclusive from Rose Polenzani’s website)
(web exclusive from the Trappers Cabin website)
(from Camp Lisa, 2008)
Cover Lay Down also has MP3's of Sara McLachlan’s famous folkpop cover of XTC radio classic Dear God (songwriter Andy Partridge suffers tinnitus in both ears), a hilariously tongue-in-cheek folk take on the Pete Townshend-penned Pinball Wizard paired with a surprisingly folky acoustic turn from Townshend himself, and two great recent tracks from genre-bending jazzman bassist and ear-ringer Charlie Haden, whose wonderful new tradfolk and bluegrass release Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Ramblin’ Boy has been making the blogrounds.
Thanks Cover Lay Down!