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The Brave and the Bold Radically reinventing classic rock nuggets like Bruce Springsteen's ''Thunder Road'' and Elton John's ''Daniel'' into creaky, cranky soundscapes,...The Brave and the BoldRock Radically reinventing classic rock nuggets like Bruce Springsteen's ''Thunder Road'' and Elton John's ''Daniel'' into creaky, cranky soundscapes,...2006-01-23
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The Brave and the Bold

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Overcoat

Radically reinventing classic rock nuggets like Bruce Springsteen’s ”Thunder Road” and Elton John’s ”Daniel” into creaky, cranky soundscapes, cerebral Chicago instrumentalists Tortoise and indie-rock eccentric Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie ?Prince? Billy) team up on The Brave and the Bold, an intriguing disc of covers. Tackling varied material — from the aforementioned dad-rock faves to Richard Thompson’s epic ”Calvary Cross” to Devo’s herky-jerky ”That’s Pep!” — the pair infuse all their interpretations with an aura of foreboding, especially on ”Daniel,” which turns Elton’s bittersweet, sun-kissed song into a beautifully eerie, creeping ballad.

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