A worthy cause

November 23rd, 2009

African leaders advise Bono on reform of U2:

An expert commission of African leaders today announced their plan for comprehensive reform of music band U2. Saying that U2's rock had lost touch with its African roots, the commission called for urgent measures to halt U2's slide towards impending crisis. […]

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Low Strung

July 18th, 2008

Catching up on my backlog of Coverville podcasts I came across a track by Low Strung, also known as:

"Yale's only cello-rock group."

Their cover of U2's Where the Streets Have No Name doesn't appear to be available to stream at their MySpace page, but trust me: it's well worth listening to Coverville 459 for.

I liked Low Strung's U2 cover so much I went and bought their album. The ensemble's taste in covers isn't what you'd call adventurous, but the highlights – Baba O'Riley, Don't Stop Believing, Sympathy For the Devil and Fix You – are such fun1 that I can forgive that minor sin.

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  1. Both for the listener and, I suspect, the group.

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