Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Miles Nielsen and Roger Clyne Cover The Refreshments

I remember The Refreshments being better than most of the top 40 alternative bands out around 1996-1998. I don't think I've heard their big hit song "Banditos" in roughly 15 years, but since they also did the theme song for King of the Hill, we're all very familiar with them. 

This is why I was surprised to see that Miles Nielsen had not only covered The Refreshments, but he picked a much lesser known song, "Blue Collar Suicide." What makes this cover a little more fun is that he does it with Roger Clyne of The Refreshments. Not many artists do cover songs with the original artist, so it's fairly unique in that aspect. It's a little less fuzzy and a bit more Americana (and also slowed down) than the original version, but that fits Miles Nielsen's thing and is pretty expected.

You can listen to Miles Nielsen and Roger Clyne's version of "Blue Collar Suicide below. For some more information on Miles Nielsen and his band the Rusted Hearts, check out his website. You should also check out their recently released and pretty great album Heavy Metal while you're at it. Roger Clyne has been making music with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. You can check them out here.

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