So remember how last week I featured Ted Leo’s kickass cover of Kelly Clarkson? And how I gushed that he is one of my favorite musical artists ever? Well, I found a really interesting cover of one of HIS songs, thanks to the A.V. Club! So this week I give you Basia Bulat covering Ted Leo’s “Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?” The actual song starts at [1:10], but if you have time, you should also listen to her comments about why she chose to cover this particular song. I like that she actually thought about the song’s meaning and how it fits into a broader musical tradition. I also really like her cover (although obviously I prefer the original)! I’d never heard of Basia Bulat before, but I’m digging her voice and her folky style. Plus, it looks like she’s having a ton of fun! I’ll have to check out more of her stuff now.
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Yay! I love Basia! I am liking the original more myself but I think she does something really cool to the song in her version. Great pick 🙂
Cool, you know who she is! Apart from this cover, I don’t. 🙂 But I intend to learn more! Also, super glad you liked the original song too!