Sunday, January 29, 2012

Greg Dulli Covers Leonard Cohen's "Paper Thin Hotel"

I have to say that I really can't get enough of Greg Dulli.

Finding something as amazing as this performance is especially exciting for me as a music lover.

Rollingstone had this to say:

"Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli recorded this version of Leonard Cohen's "Paper Thin Hotel" as part of Old Ideas with New Friends, a new series of Cohen covers by artists such as Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, Old 97s' Rhett Miller, Cold War Kids and the New Pornographers' A.C. Newman. "I wanted to do a version of this song because I think they might be my favorite set of Leonard Cohen lyrics," says Dulli. "I think they kind of explain and validate love all at the same time.""

For me, the performance carries the same emotional resonance as any of Dulli's own songs and he manages to create something with this as if it were his own. Dulli has a style all his own and he holds strong to that finesse in everything that he does.

A video like this only strengthens and reminds me why Dynamite Steps was my favorite album of last year... fact, I think I'll give it a listen right now.


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