This is just awesome.  Doveman did these Cat Power style covers of the entire Footloose Soundtrack. It has a sad backstory of being a tribute to a deceased sister.  It’s pretty effective.

I’m certainly not going to criticize the songs, but they’d be so good with a full band doing these songs.  Maybe Sufjan Stevens it up a bit with some banjo?  They’re a collection of hymns the way they’re done anyways.

Wow, even WNYC’s Soundcheck is all up on this. Not that I blame them though.

All the comments on the blogs talk about how ironic these songs are, but I don’t see it.  They’re just great.

The mp3s have been C&D’d off Doveman’s website, but I’ve got two of the tracks here, because, you know.  Fuck the man: