Take 2@2 for Monday, May 02nd, 2016 we begin our week of the Day of the Dead. All this week we are spotlighting new covers of Grateful Dead songs.
Today we cover the title track to the Dead’s 1978 studio album Shakedown Street.
The cover is from New Zealand band, Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Their bright and vibrant version of “Shakedown Street” sounds modern and fresh without appearing forced or phony.
Day of the Dead is an epic tribute to the music and artistry of the Grateful Dead, curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. They have brought together some of their favorite musicians to reinterpret the songs and sounds of the Dead for a new generation. 59 tracks and over 5 hours of music makes the album a landmark to get lost in, to discover hidden treasures and to make your own playlists for whatever mood you’re in.
This is the 20th album of original music Red Hot has produced over the past 25 years to help raise awareness and money to fight HIV/AIDS and related health issues.
You can learn more about the release including links for digital retailers here: Day of the Dead.
I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.
– Tad Abbey