Someone stole my record player, how d'ya like that?

Roaming around the great big internet, I recently discovered a Neko Case track I hadn't heard. It's a Tom Waits cover, "Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis". The original is on Waits' "Blue Valentine" album from 1978. It's a sad narrative with typical Waits loveable losers, and Neko's version is a home run. The organ adds a churchlike confessional quality to her version which is quite nice, and her voice is as golden as ever. You can find it on the Tom Waits tribute album, "A New Coat of Paint" (2000).

Check em out:
Neko Case > Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis
Tom Waits > Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis


Stef said...

Tom Waitts in 'sad narrative' shocker! ;-)

It's far too early in the morning for this sort of thing so I've downloaded it for a listen later. I'll report back when I'm done.

Stef said...

Good song, good voice, but... Not a big fan of her intonation to be honest.

Meh ;-)

Good to hear a bit of Tom again though

robot_hero said...

One day, you shall learn to love Neko!