Almost Me. Almost You. Almost Blue.
I'm well aware how utterly sick & tired everyone is of hearing about it. The SAGA. The DRAMA. The TEARS. Hundreds of words spilled onto paper; committed to tape. Sung on stage. Again & again & again. Gwen & Tony. Tony & Gwen. The breakup that turned the members of No Doubt into multi millionaires several times over. Well, rest assured my bretheren. This post contains zero shmaltzy No Doubt tunes. What it does contain is a shmaltzy Elvis Costello song from his classic albumAlmost Blue. Covered live by Gwen Stefani. Yup. You read correctly. The reason? Simple. The entire Costello album & more specifically the title track are basically responsible for every single one of Gwen's ode's to her former lover/band mate. I remember reading an interview with her years back where she revealed that the only thing that got her through that period was listening to the entire album on repeat. Every damn day. On the stereo. So, when I came across this live rendition I had to share it with all of you. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Gwen Stefani: Almost Blue (live)
Bonus: Hollaback Girl remix by Tony Kanal:
Gwen Stefani: Hollaback Girl (Danceback remix by Tony Kanal feat. Elan Atias)