See my last entry on Larkin Poe’s “Self Made Man” for the story of my discovery of Larkin Poe. One of the delights of this pair of sisters is their obvious joy in just quickly covering any wonderful old song they might feel like on their YouTube channel – real lo fi stuff (I do wish they’d up their camera game). So it was natural they’d pick out some of their favorite covers and put them together on an album.
It’s a pretty wide ranging collection, perhaps too wide ranging. As someone who despises Phil Collins in all forms, I have to lift the needle for one of these covers – a treatment reserved pretty much for “Octopus’s Garden.” Never an Elvis Presley fan, I could also do without “Devil In Disguise.” It’s hard to mix the Bo Diddley “Who Do You Love” with “Nights in White Satin.” So I think that while I appreciate their takes on all these songs, as an album, it really doesn’t come together for me.
But, I love Larkin Poe, it’s in my collection, and who knows, maybe in 10 years I’ll be looking back fondly on this one.