JD McPherson isn't shy about performing cover songs, but typically it's a classic rock and roller like Chuck Berry. He just released a medley cover of Iggy Pop's iconic "Lust for Life" and a little of "Sixteen," and it doesn't quite sound anything like what you'd expect. It's far too mellow and groovy to be fully true to the original, and it's not exactly the original rock 'n' roll or rockabilly sound McPherson is known for. Instead, it's a new sound rooted in classic rock and roll and a little psychedelia. It's more 60's than McPherson's 50's sound or the 70's early punk sound of Iggy Pop. McPherson has been working the rockabilly thing for well over a decade, so it's nice to see him stretch out into a new sound.
You can listen to JD McPherson's cover of "Lust for Life" below. For more on JD McPherson, check out the artist's website.