Articles by George Hernandez

Sugaree – Covers And Tributes

We will soon see the release of The National’s star studded tribute The Grateful Dead.

 

A few tracks have been released so far (the gem, in my eyes, being the above take on Sugaree by Phosphorescent and a few others). The Dead have a massive and very, very, dedicated fan base who often do not take kindly to others covering their music, especially if they perceive the cover to take the song in a more mainstream direction.

 

The original is below (and probably the even more popular live version, though, of course, The Dead never played the same song the same way twice…).

 

What do you think?

Under Pressure!

We really were under pressure back then, back when we were up and running and ruling the airwaves.

 

Life is a funny old thing and a difficult old thing.

 

Sometimes, it bridges on completely impossible, where you feel alone and pointless, and don’t really see what worth there is in your life that will pick you up and make you feel like there’s any point in you keeping going.

 

So what can you do then? Well, then you simply have to reach for music…

 

‘Cause love’s such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure’