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    • CommentAuthorBrouche
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2015
    I know some of you have a facebook phobia so you probably missed the band asking for ideas of songs to cover for the tour songs. Throw them out there. What do you think?
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2015 edited
    Most of these aren't well known but here's what popped in to my head:

    Play A Train Song - Todd Snider
    Cape Henry - Will Kimbrough
    Spotlight - David Allan Coe
    Lo Siento Spanishburg, WVA - Scott Miller
    Live Free or Die - Hayes Carll
    The Glory of True Love - John Prine
    Ooh La La - The Faces
    The Prettiest Thing - David Childers
    Katherine Belle - American Aquarium (yeah, I know)
    Runaround - Blues Traveler
    Panama Red - Old and in the Way
    Wait A Minute - The Seldom Scene
    Drinking From A Swimming Pool - Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
    Deuce and a Quarter - Kevin Gordon
    1000 Dollar Car - The Bottle Rockets
    New Madrid - Uncle Tupelo
    Rose Colored Glasses - John Conlee
    Ain't No God In Mexico - Billy Joe Shaver
    LA Freeway - Guy Clark
    Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother - Ray Wylie Hubbard
    People Who Read People Magazine - Kinky Friedman
    The City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman
    Hard Luck Woman - KISS (seriously)
    Dire Wolf - Grateful Dead (google "Yarn Dire Wolf". You learn something new everyday)
    Wilder Than Her - Fred Eaglesmith
    Underneath the Stars - Peter Case
    Heartache - Lowell George
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2015 edited
    Great suggestions. I think back in the early days of the band Yarn covered Every Rose has it's Thorn.

    I came up with some songs as well.

    Caravan - Van Morrison
    Willin - Little Feet
    The Richest Man - Bill Carter
    Mercy - Counting Crows
    Four White Stallions - Counting Crows
    Pancho and Lefty - Townes Van Zandt
    Carmelita - Warren Zevon
    Meet on the ledge - Fairport Convention
    California Stars - Woody Guthrie/Recorded by Wilco
    CCKMP (Cocaine cannot kill my pain) - Steve Earle
    Sister Golden Hair - America
    You Ain't Going Nowhere - Bob Dylan
    Blues Run the Game - Jackson C Frank
    Some Day I Will Treat You Good - Sparklehorse
    The Ballad Of El Goodo - Big Star
    Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
    Crossing Muddy Waters - John Hiatt
    She - Gram Parsons
    There is A Light That Never Goes out - The Smiths
    The Jayhawks???
    Son Volt - Windfall
    Dear Chicago - Ryan Adams
    Doreen - Old 97's
    Niteclub - Old 97's
    Lonely Holiday - Old 97's
    If My Heart Was A Car - Old 97's
    Harrisburg - Josh Ritter
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2015 edited
    Almost put a few of yours on my list, earlbny.

    Especially California Stars. Local band Possum Jenkins does a kick-ass acoustic version.

    From Brouche's living room:

    • CommentAuthorjgoods21
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2015
    MY favorite cover they have done for a variety of reasons is Standin' by Townes Van Zandt for the infamous 9/11 in Manchester, CT show. So anything by Townes would be great...

    Also, how about a different take on their own . Please bring back the slow version of Can't Slow Down. Think that would be great acoustic-ish Tour Song...

    Love the post for She by Parsons above! Any Gram Parsons please!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2015 edited
    Thanks great video. Parsons needs to be in the hall of fame. Great video. Years ago I saw the Abrams a Brothers band open for Yarn. They were a young Bluegrass band from Canada. They did a cover of Thirteen by Big Star and a Coldplay cover. Big Star also need to be in the hall. For Yarn it does not have to be a cover of a song that sounds like Yarn. Counting Crows took Borderline by Maddonna and made it sound like Neil Young. Love the slow version of Can't Slow Down. That 9/11 show is one of my all time faves. Ryan Adams announced this week that he loved Taylor Seifts latest album so much he recorded his own version. He put up samples on Twitter and holy cow do they sound amazing. Nothing like the original. He made them his own. I think they are better. Ryan got a lot of people talking. Especially non fans. Yarn could do anything and make it great. BTW speaking of cover songs what ever happened to that Ricky Nelson cover album they worked on years ago?

    ETA: here's another song that just popped into my head.

    I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2015
    Niteclub - Old 97's....great pick!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2015
    Here's a cheesy song from the 80's that Yarn could cover.

    I'm Never Gonna Dance Again - George Michael
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2015
    ^That's 'Careless Whisper' by Wham!

    That would be much cheesier than the Father Figure cover we got at one of the solo Christmas shows.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2015
    That song is as cheesy as they come. I suggested it because I thought Yarn could do a heavier funky version.
    I've always though Yarn should cover Magic Carpet Ride. Lyrics just seem great. Honestly I'm surprised there aren't a lot of bands that cover this song, but it seems hardly anybody does
    OK, I previously suggested Magic Carpet Ride, but I have gotten a little obsessed with the idea lately that The Pusher would be a perfect song for Yarn to cover.

    It's thematic for them, Blake's voice would sound perfect on it, the instrumentation all works. I can hear them doing it in my head.

    I really like Steppenwolf and think they are underplayed, so I'd really love to see a complete mini-set:

    Magic Carpet Ride
    The Pusher
    Born to be Wild

    But for a one-off, they would absolutely slay The Pusher.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2016 edited
    I'd be down with that. Yarn could do any song.
    How about Ain't No Sunshine and Into the Mystic?
    • CommentAuthorStoney
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2016
    Cadillac Cowboy.

    And I have to add that while I have an aversion to them playing covers because they have so many incredible tunes of their own, their version of "are you sure hank done it this way" is absolutely @#ck'in amazing.