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Watch: St Vincent Covers Big Black

Watch: St Vincent Covers Big Black

Tuesday 24th May, 2011 12:10PM

St Vincent's Annie Clark shucked off all preconceptions as a sweet and delicate songstress over the weekend performing two covers of the ultra aggressive and crass Big Black (Steve Albini's band prior to Shellac) at a tribute show in NY.

The show titled Our Concert Could Be Your Life was based around Michael Azerrad's book Our Band Could Be Your Life:Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 and featured a host of current indie-wunderkinds, including Dirty Projectors, Titus Andronicus, tUnE-yArDs and Dan Deacon, covering artists covered in the book  including the aforementioned Big Black,  Sonic Youth,  Minor Threat, Dinosaur Jr, Husker Du, Fugazi and more.

St Vincent covered a song from each of  Big Black's albums, "Kerosene" from  Atomize  (1986) and "Bad Penny" from Songs About Fucking (1987), backed up by members of Dirty Projectors who played a big role in selecting the bands taking part in show.  You can listen to both tracks over here via NPR and here is a video of the performance.

To check out who else played and their covers head over  to NPR.





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