Album Reviews, Canadian, Covers, Music
by Mark Anthony Brennan
Release Date: August 12th, 2014
Label: Paper Bag Records
I enjoy an interesting cover song as much as the next person, but I have rarely been inclined to review an entire record of them. Once in while, however, a covers album comes along that is more than just a tribute – it makes an artistic statement of its own. Such is the case with the aptly titled ‘Songs By Other People’ by Grey Lands, a side project of Cuff the Duke leader singer Wayne Petti.
I have no idea what induced Petti to pick these particular songs but it was an inspired move. With the exception of “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (OK, and maybe “Girl from the North Country”) these tunes are pretty obscure, but damn they are all excellent. I’d be just as happy with a collection of the originals. Then again, that would just be someone’s personal mixtape and, yeah, what’s the point in that? Continue Reading