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The Velvet Underground only sold 30,000 copies of its first album during its initial release. Brian Eno once said that all 30,000 of the people who bought that original pressing started a band. That quote is often misapplied to Velvet Underground's primary songwriter Lou Reed. But Reed has proven the misapplication correct, influencing many an artist during his post-VU career.

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Monday, 09 July 2012 07:00

The top 15 Woody Guthrie covers

Woody Guthrie had his own views on copyright law, which he often expressed on his lyric pages with a clear and humorous addendum.

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Ten years after trading in his gloves for a guitar, former Mid-South division middleweight champion, Tupelo, Miss. native Paul Thorn was offered a record contract and began his career as a touring musician. Specializing in raw and honest Southern rock and blues, Thorn has a penchant for translating his personal experiences into easily relatable tales that come from the heart.

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The Jump Starts began the festivities of night two of An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird with Justin Johnson and Sarah Ross occupying the front of the stage, assuming the role of the Violent Femmes.

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The idea behind An Under Cover Weekend is simple: Local bands transform themselves into their favorite artists to pay tribute to them for 30 minutes. The result of months of hard work culminates in two nights of rock celebration at the Firebird that captures the essence of rock 'n' roll.

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Cover songs usually take the form of tributes to the fallen or the famous or infamous; sometimes they're just back-room, borderline-Soprano paybacks.

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Graham Pagano's debut album Quit Complaining is a high charged mix of old and new music. his old blues and classic country feel blended up with a rock and roll attitude makes this stripped down album explode…