Music from your past, present and future
Loved Paul Dempsey’s medely of 2001. I really did not see Chop Suey x Amazing coming.
It is interesting to consider Schopenhauer’s discussion of music as the universal language and what this means for covers and interpretations? Here I am left thinking about Walter Benjamin’s discussion of the translator who always only ever touches the circle.
An interesting collection of modern ‘reworkings’ of Nirvana’s classic album.
There seems to be a fine line between interpolation and inspiration. There are so many songs that are inspired, but go without recognition.
The last studio album that the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell completed was No One Sings Like You Anymore, a collection of covers that he recorded in 2016. Although he died in 2017, before it could be released, his family and his estate have decided to release it now as a special holiday gift to his fans.
In addition to Cornell’s cover of Guns N’ Roses “Patience,” which was released on what would’ve been his 56th birthday earlier this year, No One Sings Like You Anymore includes renditions of songs by John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, ELO, Prince, Janis Joplin, and more. All instruments on the record were played by Cornell and Brendan O’Brien, who produced and mixed the whole thing.
I think that the title of this album catches everything about this album.