Ryan Adams covers Vampire Weekend twice via webcam

Posted July 21st, 2011 by eric

Ryan Adams has just finished an acoustic tour of Europe. Upon his return he set up his webcam and let fly a few Vampire Weekend covers. First he dissects “Mansford Roof,” stripping the song from its original buoyant quirkiness and giving it the morose shellacking he gave Oasis’ “Wonderwall.”

His take on Vampire Weekend’s “Oxford Comma” is not quite as arresting, but he still manages to side-step the inherent bounciness and pare it down to its naked essence.

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