Posts tagged Otis Redding
[Listen] Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has such a great sound. Their guitar, bass and drums belt out with a warm, fuzzy sheen, and it translates oh so well to Otis Redding's famous song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay." It's got such a mellow texture to it, coupled with a subtle sense of desperation. Damn, this cover is good. Stream the recording of UMO performing the cover live in studio for BBC Radio 6.

[Listen] Peter, Bjorn & John – "Try a Little Tenderness" (The Ray Noble Orchestra/Otis Redding Cover)

Two months ago if you'd of asked the majority of music lovers about Otis Redding or the track featured here, "Try A Little Tenderness", people may have scratched their heads and continued to go on with their daily business whilst muttering "who is that guy asking me to try some tenderness?" under their breath. However, due to it's use in the recent track from Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne, (it's "Otis" in case you're wondering), the track has seen remixes over the past month and if you so wish, you can now ask people about Otis without the aforementioned confusion. Maybe.

Anyway, with the new found adoration/radio play for the track comes this cover of original track from those swedish guitar donning men that are Peter, Bjorn and John. Taking the non obvious cover, they turn it into a poppy yet fuzz filled direction that shows a different approach, all be it a pretty cool one that's well worth a watch/listen. Check it out below via A.V. Undercover.