Sunday, July 11, 2010


The 4th person to email us at wins two tickets to see Gemma Ray TONIGHT (Monday) at Joe's Pub at 9:30pm. "Ray "has a truly impressive feel for vintage pop flourishes" (Spin). She recently released It's A Shame About Gemma Ray (Bronzerat), an all-covers album that includes unusual selections by composers from George and Ira Gershwin to Sonic Youth to Lee Hazlewood to The Gun Club. Ray's versions often bear little resemblance to the originals. Instead, they're reinventions of songs, taken from her memory." See the full (and impressive) track list after the jump.

'It's A Shame About Gemma Ray' Track Listing (with artists version that inspired Gemma):
"Ghost on the Highway" - Gun Club
"Bei Mir Bistu Shein" - The Andrews Sisters
"Swamp Snake" - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
"SUD" - Obits
"Only To Other People" - The Cookies
"Lock My Heart" - Jimmy Eaton and Terry Shand
"Rosemary's Baby vs. Drunken Butterfly" - Kryzstof Komeda & Sonic Youth
"Rather Be Your Enemy" - Lee Hazlewood
"Touch Me I'm Sick" - Sonic Youth
"Just Because" - Lloyd Price
"Looking the World Over" - Memphis Minnie
"Everyday (Rollercoaster)" - Buddy Holly (Hardin/Petty)
"I'd Rather Go Blind" - Ellington Jordan, & lyrics by Etta James but
credited to her partner Billy Foster (for tax reasons).
"Crush on You" - George and Ira Gershwin
"Bolt on the Door" - Gallon Drunk
"Hey Big Spender" - Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields

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