Leonard Joel Sings Billy Cohen

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tvrec
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Leonard Joel Sings Billy Cohen

Post by tvrec » Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm

I just came across this release because it's being printed on vinyl by People in a Position to Know (PIAPTK) records. It's sounds crazy (and you maybe right ;), but it's a pretty awesome project covering Billy Joel songs as though they were Leonard Cohen songs. Here's the description from the label:

"Graves & Friends – Leonard Joel sings Billy Cohen 10” Lathe Cuts
As you probably know, Greg Olin's band Graves is one of PIAPTK's long time favorite artist. He's been involved with Lee Gull Baggett, Fronjentress, Solid Home Life, and many other artists that we've worked with. He's a horrible self promoter (perhaps the worst I've ever worked with?) and an elementary special education teacher. But, he is prolific and his music is incredible.

Apparently, he got the idea of recording Billy Joel songs in the style of Leonard Cohen, while they were working on some Graves songs, and within an hour, everyone in the room had recorded one, and the EP was done. The next day, they put it up on Bandcamp, and that same day I reached out about doing 10"s of it, and here we are. It's done and it's great, and you will enjoy it. It is kind of insane how much these Billy Joel pop songs sound like legitimate Leonard Cohen songs!"

http://piaptk.com/products/669408-leona ... lathe-cut

On Bandcamp, you can stream (or purchase) the digital version:

https://leonardjoelbillycohen.bandcamp. ... illy-cohen

Prepare to be delighted.
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Re: Leonard Joel Sings Billy Cohen

Post by ScottM » Wed May 27, 2020 8:41 pm

:shock: Don't know whether to laugh or cry.....
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Re: Leonard Joel Sings Billy Cohen

Post by LisaLCFan » Wed May 27, 2020 10:56 pm

tvrec wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm
[1] ... It sounds crazy..., but it's a pretty awesome project...

[2] ... As you probably know, Greg Olin's band Graves is one of PIAPTK's long time favorite artist...

[3] ... his music is incredible...

[4] ... It's done and it's great, and you will enjoy it...

[5] ... It is kind of insane...

[6] ...Prepare to be delighted.

1. Yes it does; no it isn't.

2. No, I didn't know that.

3. That's a judgment call on which we'll have to disagree.

4. Yes, no, and no.

5. I'll give you that.

6. Not the word I'd use.

ScottM wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 8:41 pm
:shock: Don't know whether to laugh or cry.....

I'll opt for "cry".
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Re: Leonard Joel Sings Billy Cohen

Post by Zimmer » Sat May 30, 2020 2:28 am

Some things can never be unheard. :roll:
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Re: Leonard Joel Sings Billy Cohen

Post by ozgreat » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:59 am

I am not often speechless, but this post has indeed left me unable to respond further than this !

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