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Buried Treasures – Cat Power: Naked, If I Want To

8 July 2011 5 Comments

By: Andrew

Cat Power aka Chan Marshall Performing Live in 2008

Chan Marshall aka Cat Power

Chan Marshall aka Cat Power’s cover of Moby Grape’s “Naked If I Want To” is amazing. I’ve always had this strange fascination with Moby Grape. My affinity for them and Procul Harum are very parallel, but these are stories for another day. This is just a phenomenal cover. Moby Grape released it in 1967 and Chan Marshall put it on her 2000 album, The Covers Record. Her version is yearning, melancholy and just plain awesome.

When it comes to covers, there’s always a lot of talk about doing “justice” to the original. This not only does it justice, but blows it away. In my opinion, it’s a playful look at being free within a relationship.

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  • Carla said:

    So happy and thrilled to see you mention her. I’ve been a huge fan since 97. She’s got her head on straight now so the sky is the limit.

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  • zebo said:

    a catchy tune for sure, but what makes you think it’s about a relationship?

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  • TGA said:

    I never heard this woman before but she can get naked whenever she wants.

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  • Fascination St said:

    Who does she sound like and why cant I put my fingers on it?

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  • Dennis said:

    You talk about Moby Grape like anyone knows who they are. LOL! Good song though!

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