Know Nothing Stays the Same
The Militia Group
What a fun release! I wish more bands would do this kind of thing; that is, an EP of cover songs. For those of you who don’t know of Copeland, they sound like a less quirky version of Coldplay, with more indie rock guitars. On Know Nothing Stays the Same, the band pays tribute to a wide range of influential artists.
The album opens with a cover of Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.” It’s what you would expect, I guess. It’s essentially the same song with hard edged guitars. The next notable track is their rendition of Billy Joel’s “She’s Always a Woman,” which is simply gorgeous and incredibly well done. Their cover of the Top Gun classic “Take my Breath Away” is somewhat campy, but I like it nonetheless. Less memorable are their versions of Stevie Wonder’s “Part Time Lover” and Carly Simon’s “Coming Around Again.”
Bottom line: this is a nice little treat that will truly please fans of Copeland. With The Ataris becoming rock stars with their cover version of an ’80’s classic, I think that Copeland’s interpretation of “Another Day in Paradise” might do well on mainstream radio… really!
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