Covers of Judee Sill
August 16, 2009 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Judee Sill (previously) was the first artist signed to David Geffen's first record label Asylum. She released a couple of albums. No one really noticed. She died, another casualty of drugs. Her music, however has been covered many times: The Hollies Riko Shinahara The Fleet Foxes Plattel robin pecknold Cass Elliot Graziano Romani And Judee Sill doing a cover of her own.
posted by dortmunder (10 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
Thanks a million! I just bought both Sill's albums on thick heavy creamy vinyl, and they're divine. Of course, Warren Zevon also covered "Jesus Was a Crossmaker" on Mutineer.
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:55 AM on August 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I couldn't find the Zevon cover anywhere. I looked hard, since that was the version that turned me onto Sill in the first place.
posted by dortmunder at 11:59 AM on August 16, 2009


This is why I hang out here....thank you so much.
posted by Jikido at 1:20 PM on August 16, 2009


The Turtles' take on "Lady-O" is beautiful too.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 1:53 PM on August 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Judee Sill was one of those artists that I got sick of hearing referenced so I finally bought an album a few years ago just to hear what all the hubbub was about. It ended up being a great purchase that led to picking up her second - which have both become favorites. Until recently I thought that "Jesus was a Cross Maker" was a Kris Kristofferson song, but then I realized I was thinking of of "Jesus Was a Capricorn".
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:14 PM on August 16, 2009


Andy Partridge of XTC mad a comment once that Sill's song The Kiss was the most beautiful song ever written, so I had to see what he was on about. I can definitely hear her influence in his melody lines.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:44 PM on August 16, 2009


Andy Partridge of XTC mad a comment once that Sill's song The Kiss was the most beautiful song ever written

I'm sure y'all have seen her live performance of that one, but just in case. . . .
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:53 PM on August 16, 2009


I should have mentioned the forthcoming covers album coming out next month, which can be sampled here. at American Dust Records. My mistake.
posted by dortmunder at 3:37 AM on August 17, 2009


At least one track can be sampled, I meant to say.
posted by dortmunder at 3:46 AM on August 17, 2009


Bill Callahan covering Judee Sill? I can die happy now.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:02 AM on August 17, 2009


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