Daily Download: "What Were the Chances," Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado channels Nick Drake -- but is better off when he doesn't.


Salon Staff
October 18, 2006 11:01AM (UTC)

Damien Jurado has been persistently compared to Nick Drake, and he's now responded with a cover of Drake's "Pink Moon" (made famous by Volkswagen), a cover so faithful that it's hard to know why he bothered, unless you think what the song really needed was just a touch more jauntiness in the vocal and a single different note in the piano part. Far better is "What Were the Chances," a truly haunting track from Jurado's upcoming "And Now That I'm in Your Shadow," just drum machine, slightly out-of-tune guitar, organ and some whispered phrases about what sounds like a very sad and sweet infidelity.

-- T.B.

Advertisement:

Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •