Vic Chesnutt: “Soft Picasso”

Posted: January 14, 2014 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Soft Picasso” – Vic Chesnutt
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Kelly Hogan vs. Dan Wilson
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A rather obscure but nevertheless great song by the late Vic Chesnutt.


The Original


Vic Chesnutt:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Kelly Hogan vs. Dan Wilson


Kelly Hogan:

Kelly Hogan is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title of Uni Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow.

Kelly Hogan’s triumphal performance in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

12/13/2013 – “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (Bob Dylan) – Kelly Hogan (88%) thrashes Echo & The Bunnymen (12%)

Dan Wilson:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?



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  1. Cuspid says:

    I don’t like this song. Rubs me the wrong way for some reason. But I like how Dan Wilson does it musically.

  2. Arnie Plotnick says:

    This is a rare occasion where I find myself in disagreement with Cuspid above. I had never heard the song before. I like it. Very poignant. I really liked the way Kelly Hogan performed it. I had never heard of her before, but the cover versions you’ve presented by her are all pretty well done.

  3. RDubbs says:

    I’ve loved this song from the first time I heard it. I didn’t realize it was a cover until a few months after purchasing Kelly’s excellent “The Whistle Only Dogs Can Hear”. Her version remains the standard in my mind.

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  5. Kerry Black says:

    Dubbs, you’re a much bigger fan of Kelly Hogan than I, but I was able to send a vote her way on this occasion.

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