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Ryan Adams covers Galaxie 500

on December 09, 2011, 6:17pm

ryan adams 2011 Ryan Adams covers Galaxie 500

In the past few months, Ryan Adams has covered metal lords Iron Maiden, indie rock legend Bob Mould, and even the eternally-preppy Vampire Weekend. At last night’s gig at Boston, MA’s Orpheum Theatre, Adams’ added dream-pop legends Galaxie 500‘s “Blue Thunder” to his repertoire. Putting down the guitar for the piano, Adams crafted a slow, mournful little ditty, with an air of fragility as if it the whole ordeal weren’t long for this world (not bad for putting it together during soundcheck). Take a listen below (via the On The Download).

Ryan Adams – “Blue Thunder” (Galaxie 500 cover):

Then, for comparison’s sake, the original:

Adams’ latest album, Ashes & Fire, is out now. Order your copy on CD, vinyl, or digitally.

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