Saturday, 2 May 2015

Version City #40 - Walt Mink sing Nick Drake

Nick Drake covers tend to fall into one of two categories - brave stabs or ill-advised, best forgotten travesties. Walt Mink's pumped-up bash through 'Pink Moon', however, is an interesting interpretation and was a bit of a personal favourite when it appeared on their debut LP, 'Miss Happiness', back in 1992.

Walt Mink came together in Minnesota, straight out of collage, in 1989, splitting 8 years and 4 studio albums later. Original drummer Joey Waronker went on to work with a veritable who's who of big music names, such as Paul McCartney, REM, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Beck and Richard Thompson.



5 comments:

Scott said...

That's how to cover a song. If you are going to do a cover then do something different to it. Never heard this before but a big thumbs up from me.

Singing Bear said...

Rather good, isn't it? Never heard of them before.

Anonymous said...

And a big thumbs up from me too although of course the original is still best but then again the original is in every way perfect.

Jamie

george said...

As Scott said, now that's a good cover version. But you'd have to put a different musical slant on it, it'd be pointless just to re-record it a la Nick Drake, it'd just be crap.

Brian said...

You just can't keep those Waronkers down. Absolute royalty in the music industry. Obviously, Joey's father is the king, but I really liked his sister Anna's band that dog too.

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