Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Welcome to the Covers Club

Greetings and welcome to the Covers Club!

The Covers Club is a collection of songwriters getting together to celebrate the work of other songwriters, both locally and globally. We believe that behind the music video, behind the master recording, behind the album art and the advertising copy there is one thing: the song. A well-made cover can bring attention back to the essence of that thing that we love and in so doing spread the gospel of great songwriting. With the advent of cheap recording technology, it now costs nothing to record and disseminate a cover of a beloved song. So go to! Go to the four corners of the globe making disciples of all men and bringing forth and multiplying and such. Cover as you go.

Each week, the Covers Club announces a new theme and Covers Club members cover appropriately. The inaugural theme for the week ending in 7/18 is: Track 7. By track 7 on any album, all the demands have been met. You've had an opener, you've built it up, you've brought it down. You've done all the things an album should do and now is your big moment to say what you want. Covers Club members should cover a track 7 from any release and send it this way.

Just for the hell of it, here's an old cover of a song that I love dearly.

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