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Great Atomic Power - Various Artists

Legbamel Not-Pop

Here's an example of what I find to be a classic country song, covered as both a great, energetic bit of fun by Southern Culture on the Skids and an odd, grumbly, world-beat sort of tune by the Belgian musician Roland van Campenhout. Had SCOTS never covered this song it's unlikely I would ever have heard of it. It's religious, it's old (The Louvin Brothers haven't released an album since the early 1960s), it's country, and it doesn't appear to have received much radio play ever. I thought these three songs were terrific examples of what can go wrong and very right with cover songs.

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