With the release of my solo debut album Soundshine only two weeks away – here’s another song in my small series of acoustic cover versions that is available for free download. This time I’m paying tribute to “the greatest band you never heard of” – The Mommyheads!
Please enjoy my version of their precious song “Jaded”!
Just like in the case of my earlier acoustic cover versions of ABBA’s “Happy New Year” and Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” this is a very stripped down recording – one voice – one guitar. Usually I find it very tempting whenever I record to double-track my vocal, add layers of harmony vocals, lots of guitar and keyboard overdubs. To see what it sounds like with only one voice and one guitar is a scary experience of course, but it’s always good to remind yourself of that old cliché that “a good song should work even when accompanied only by an acoustic guitar”. And that certainly goes for “Jaded”.
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