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Cover Songs with a Kick

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Cover Songs with a Kick

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Cover Songs with a Kick

Cover Songs with a Kick

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Whenever a relatively new band covers a classic track, it does so at the risk of unfavorable comparison to the original. But Los Angeles-based music supervisor and commentator Alexandra Patsavas relishes a good cover song — especially when it's reworked by an artist who makes it undeniably his own. She shares some of her favorites.

Cover Song Picks

"Holiday Road" performed by Matt Pond PA (orig. theme song for 'National Lampoon's Vacation')

Only Available in Archive Formats.

"Stuck In The Metal" performed by The Eagles Of Death Metal (orig. Stealers Wheel)

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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