Back in the fall we had this idea: We believe that everyone who works at the Current (and most people who don't) have in them at least one great idea for a radio show – something they are passionate about - something that hasn't been done, and something that would be interesting to do. The ideas might be a one-offs or ongoing programs, but what if we had a place on the schedule where we could push ourselves to create and air new shows? As an idea lab, as a way to extend what we do at the Current, and just because it'd be fun and 'cause we can. 9 p.m. on Sunday nights.
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. We'll explore that notion once again, tonight, on The Current Presents. We'll feature an hour of great covers of tunes previously recorded or made famous by: Fleetwood Mac, Talk Talk, Johnny Cash, Bananarama, Bob Dylan, The Cocteau Twins, Fela Kuti, My Morning Jacket, Edie Brickell, The Smiths, Fugazi and Frank Ocean.
The Kills A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac: Just Tell Me That You Want Me
(Fleetwood Mac cover)
Jason Lytle Spirit Of Talk Talk
(Talk Talk cover)
Wreck Of The Old 97
Rhett Miller We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
(Johnny Cash cover)