An "all-covers" record including Brady's take on Madonna, Cheap Trick, The Beatles, Oasis, The Vines, Duran Duran, The Killers, The Clash & Motorhead.
"Truly, a cover masterpiece." -Ripple Effect (ripplemusic.blogspot.com)
"Brady has delivered one of the finest, most unique collections of cover songs we've ever heard!" --KoolKat Musik (www.koolkatmusik.com)
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RIPPLE EFFECT (Full Review):
There’s two lines of thought on a cover album. One says you play it straight; that the greatest feat is to really play like the band being covered. The other goes the exact opposite way. Re-interpret the song in as radical a style as you can. Run it through your own musical blender, pour out the contents across your stylings, and see how it tastes. Personally, I prefer, the later. There’s nothing as much fun as hearing a song you know and love, totally re-imagined in bold and startling ways. That’s what Brady Harris does.
A low-key, rootsy singer/songwriter from Texas, on Cover Charge Brady takes some of the most unexpected songs you can imagine a cowboy songsmith to be singing and turns them into startlingly new pieces of music. Versions no person could resist.
So what am I talking about? How about a warm and languid version of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” sung perfectly straight without any Weird Al irrelevance. It’s a fantastic, absolutely addictive version. As is his slide-guitar, lazy version of Duran Duran’s “Rio.” Under Brady’s vision, The Clash’s “Spanish Bombs,” takes on a full, over-the-hills country charm, But nothing can ever be as just flat out perfect as his low-toned, deep acoustic and slide guitar version of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.” I played this one for Pope and he was stunned by the brilliance in this interpretation of the track. The true strength of Lemmy's song writing becomes oh, so apparent. Truly, a cover masterpiece.
-Ripple Effect (ripplemusic.blogspot.com)