Cover Swap


Band of Horses and Cee-Lo did something very cool recently.  Well, a few months ago, but I want to feature it.  First, Cee-Lo covered BOH’s “No One’s Gonna Love You” for the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack (and threw it on his album The Lady Killer too).  Then, BOH returned the favor and did their version of Cee-Lo’s “Georgia”.  And now, you can cop them both together (see cover above).  Here’s what Ben Bridwell, BOH’s lead singer, has to say about how it all went down…

“This began as a very random idea I had on my dad’s patio after we watched our beloved Georgia Bulldog football team get robbed of a win at the hands of the referees and LSU last year. I knew I wanted to pay homage to my favorite team in song but didn’t have any idea how to begin. Once I heard Cee Lo’s “Georgia,” I was immediately smitten and figured that’s as good as any tribute to any state I’ve ever heard. It wasn’t until I heard his cover of our song though that it occurred to me: Duh, we should return the favor. Incorporating the Redcoat marching band was just the icing on the cake! This song is so nostalgic to me as my parents grew up in Atlanta and have so many family members in the great state of Georgia. It’s always been a second home of sorts. We’ve played some great shows there as well, including our run of annual New Year’s Eve shows in Atlanta from 2007-2009.”

Now, compare and contrast versions.  First, “No One’s Gonna Love You”…

BOH version

Cee-Lo cover

Now here’s “Georgia”…

Cee-Lo version

BOH cover (live from Austin, TX)

Listen to the studio BOH version HERE too.  And visit their website to get the official vinyl/digital release (and t-shirt).  DO IT.

Well, whattaya think?

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