This is just awesome. Â DovemanÂ did these Cat Power style covers of the entire Footloose Soundtrack. It has a sad backstory of being a tribute to a deceased sister. Â It\’s pretty effective.
I\’m certainly not going toÂ criticizeÂ the songs, but they\’d be so good with a full band doing these songs. Â Maybe Sufjan Stevens it up a bit with some banjo? Â 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. Â 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. Â Fuck the man: