“Rhiannon” by Best Coast // Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute (2012)
If you asked me what I would imagine Best Coast covering Fleetwood Mac to sound like, this is exactly what I would imagine. Coming from the forthcoming tribute to the great Fleetwood Mac (feat. MGMT, Antony, The Kills, Washed Out and more), Best Coast have contributed an upbeat take on the Stevie Nicks sung classic, “Rhiannon”. It’s a good take, but sadly it sacrifices all of the haunting atmosphere and harmonies of the original. I can’t knock the band for going at it their own way (pun unintended), but I would have liked something a little darker here. At any rate, it’s a nice song and a could addition to the Best Coast catalog.
I always found the Impossibles interesting because they sort of had this Weezer esque feelings to their songs but somehow they were considered a ska band. I guess everyone was a ska band in those days though.