This Bird Has Flown.
Usually I'm not the biggest fan of tribute albums. I mean really. What's the point of hearing someone cover something that 9 times out of 10 was fine to begin with? Do I really need to hear Korn covering "Behind The Wheel" By Depeche Mode? Probably not. However, on the recently released Beatles tribute This Bird Has Flown, a respectable group of musicians and bands more than aptly cover/tweak some of the more familiar songs from the Fab Four's catalogue. Check out Ben Harper's skanked-out version of "Michelle" & Ted Leo's manic take of "I'm Looking Through You" to see what I'm talking about. For your listening (dis)pleasure, here are my favorites. All files are You Send It (follow link):
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: Michelle
Ted Leo: I'm Looking Through You
Ben Lee: In My Life
Nellie McKay: If I Needed Someone