Monday, January 30, 2012

Mark Lanegan Band: "The Gravedigger's Song"

Mark Lanegan has an incredibly underrated voice. Your average schmo probably knows him solely as the guy who sang "I Nearly Lost You" for the Screaming Trees all those years ago, but branch out into any of his solo work and you'll find the man expressive across a wide range of palettes.  Check out, for instance, his version of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" off of 1990's The Winding Sheet, a choice of cover which almost certainly influenced Kurt Cobain to try his own hand at it a few years later.

Better yet, just listen to "The Gravedigger's Song", which sounds nothing like the grunge you remember Lanegan for but is all the greater for it.

Blues Funeral comes out Feb 6.

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