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Ben Lee vs. Against Me!

Der austra­li­sche Songwri­ter Ben Lee hat der ameri­ka­ni­schen Punkband Against Me! einen feinen Dienst erwie­sen: Er hat deren Songs gecovert. Nicht einen, nicht zwei, nicht drei, nein, gleich ein ganzes Album. Und zwar das großar­tige „New Wave“ aus dem letzten Jahr. Die Songs gibt es für lau zum Download. Prädi­kat: absolut hörenswert.

folder.jpg WHY I COVERED THE ENTIRE „AGAINST ME!“ ALBUM „NEW WAVE“ A couple of weeks ago I downloa­ded the new „Against Me!“ album „New Wave“. I didnt really know too much about this band but had been reading lots of good things about it, and my friend Tegan sings on it. I like to keep myself up to date with whats going on musically in the world, so I checked it out. I fell in love with the album. Really. Like, could­n’t stop listening to it. As heavy and gnarly as it sounds at times, it is unmistaka­bly a pop master­piece. Listening to it on the way to Austra­lia, I wonde­red to myself how these songs would sound acousti­cally. A couple of days later I was on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne and had the thought „I’d love to cover this album.“ The whole thing. Begin­ning to end. So I did. Anyway, here are the results. If you already know the origi­nal album, I hope these record­ings shed a diffe­rent light on it. If you don’t know „Against Me!“ and like what you hear, go check them out. Nic Johns is the unspo­ken hero of this tale. He recor­ded, produ­ced and mixed it and basically made my dream a reality. Hats off to him. Hope you guys dig it. Enjoy. Ben

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