Okay, blame Canadia.
As you may recall from yesterday's post, I just discovered that my fave obscure Turtles song -- the Mann/Weill "Glitter and Gold," from the band's 1965 debut LP -- was actually a remake of an earlier Everly Brothers record.
And by accident, too; I learned it when I chanced across the following Sloan album at a download site I frequent. Which claimed, in the track listing, that the song was an Everlys cover. Who knew?
Sounds more like the Turtles version, if truth be told, but whatever. Very nice job, lads.
Anyway Sloan, who've been around for twenty years without a personnel change, are the closest thing our neighbors to the North have come, musically speaking, to The Beatles, unless you count The Wackers, which I do. They were actually one of the first bands I reviewed here after NYMary gave me the metaphorical keys to the car; in a piece on Sloan's 2007 album Never Hear the End of It, I noted that a friend had described it as "sounding like side two of Abbey Road extended into infinity," which moved me to listen to the thing for the first time in several years. Guess what: I still agree with that description.
The Everlys/Turtles cover above, incidentally, comes from a bonus disc included with their 1996 album One Chord to Another; titled Live at a Sloan Party, it's a tribute to the Beach Boys 1965 fake live unplugged album, and like that record it was actually recorded in the studio with applause and sound effects added later.
You can download the whole CD -- which also includes a nice cover of "I Can't Let Go" by The Hollies -- over HERE.