Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Everclear and Liz Phair Collaborate on the Worst Version of "This Land Is Your Land" Ever Made

For the new documentary Farmland, which takes a look at young Americans running farms providing food, the filmmakers decided to record a new version of Woody Guthrie's iconic "This Land Is Your Land." Of all the musicians who have recorded versions of the song in recent years, they somehow chose Everclear and Liz Phair. I have no idea how this happened, since neither act seems to scream organic farming, but it exists. Liz Phair continues her decent into complete irrelevance, going from indie rock goddess to an attempt at top 40 to singing off key in this live performance. I'm sure the studio version is better, but this is a professional singer we're talking about here. This isn't even enough to muster polite applause at your local karaoke dive bar. And Everclear hasn't been cool since... Well, anyways...

I'm sure Farmland is an important documentary, and we should all watch it to become more aware of where our food comes from. You can check out their website for more information. As for the song, listen below if you must. Or you can go here to watch Tom Morello do a better version, complete with the forgotten verse.

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