Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 29 - The Shins Cover Squeeze

Levi's has put together a series of cover songs by current indie, pop and rap artists (plus whatever category that dreck offered up by Jason Mraz is) paying tribute to their inspirations. This Shins cover brought to mind three thoughts:

1. Chris Difford and Glenn Tillbrook sure could write a pop song.

2. It's time for a Squeeze reissue campaign. Or at least a box set.

3. Broken Bells could have used more pop smarts and hooks like James Mercer (and Squeeze) exhibit here, rather than the studio bells and whistles they served up on their debut disc.

The Shins - "Goodbye Girl"

Squeeze -"Goodbye Girl"

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