“Train in Vain” Annie Lennox (The Clash)

Posted on September 01, 2009

Maybe it’s my Ameri-centric world view that keeps me baffled at how many Brits make good soul singers. I mean, Annie Lennox is from Aberdeen, Scotland. That’s a long way from Tupelo, for those who don’t know. So while I definitely love her voice, which is soulful, I do not like this cover personally. But maybe you will, so here you go. Annie covers The Clash in “Train in Vain.”

“Chiquitita” from Sinead O’Connor (ABBA)

Posted on August 21, 2009

I’m not a closet ABBA fan. I’m an outright avid fanatic for the Swedish super troupers. In my college years, I nearly got kicked out of a pub for plunking enough quarters into the CD jukebox to play all their Greatest Hits in a row. Here’s Sinead, being as unpredictably awesome as ever.