web analytics

Music News

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Covers Roky Erickson’s ‘For You (I’d Do Anything)’

todayAugust 5, 2021 1

share close

Jeff Tweedy has released a cover of Roky Erickson’s “For You (I’d Do Anything),” from the upcoming compilation, May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson, set to arrive July 17th via Light in the Attic (a special vinyl version will be released as a Record Store Day exclusive).

Tweedy offers a wholly unique take on “For You (I’d Do Anything),” doing away with the tender country pluck of Erickson’s original, and instead using a mix of synths and pianos to craft a sweet and meditative soundscape.

Bill Bentley, who produced May the Circle Remain Unbroken and worked as a publicist for both Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, told Rolling Stone in an email that he knew he wanted Tweedy to contribute to the new compilation. “I’d seen so many shows and heard so many songs, I felt like we were joined in a musical spirit,” Bentley said, adding, “Roky and him both shared such a generosity of spirit in how they sang that I could hear Jeff taking Roky’s song to heart and making it his own. And with just a couple of messages later, Jeff Tweedy said yes. A few months later Jeff’s recording arrived in an email. And, of course, it is a performance of the highest order, and brings me beautiful visions of all the times I’d been with Roky and Jeff over the years.”

Bentley compiled May the Circle Remain Unbroken with Wyatt Bentley, while the album was mastered by John Baldwin. Tweedy’s cover of “For You (I’d Do Anything),” marks the album’s third offering, following Margo Price’s cover of “Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)” and Neko Case’s rendition of “Be and Bring Me Home.” Other contributors include Lucinda Williams, Billy F. Gibbons, Mark Lanegan and Lynn Castle, Gary Clark, Jr. and Eve Monsees, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and Mosshart Sexton (the duo of Alison Mosshart and Charlie Sexton).

Source link

Written by: admin

Rate it

Previous post


Burning Man Goes Rogue: Unofficial Event is Moving Forward in Black Rock City – EDM.com

The Burners have gone rogue. An informal group has taken it upon themselves to launch a Burning Man-themed event during the time the original festival was supposed to take place. Due to COVID-19 the 2021 edition of the iconic gathering was officially postponed another year, a move that apparently didn't sit well with the 10,000-plus people who now plan to descend on the playa with or without authorized organizers. Despite no official affiliation […]

todayAugust 5, 2021 5

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *