No one does a cover song quite like Cat Power
Cat Power on World Cafe
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- "Bad Religion"
- "Song to Bobby"
Cat Power, the performing name of Chan Marshall, recently released her third album of cover songs called, appropriately, Covers. But don't go into it expecting a karaoke party — Chan transforms songs; she inhabits them; she recreates them, makes them entirely new and entirely hers. Today, you'll hear Chan talk about her philosophy around reinterpreting other people's songs and what it was like doing a cover of one of her own songs for this record. And you'll hear her story of meeting her idol, Bob Dylan.