Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Listening Post

It seems like journeyman musician and producer Alain Johannes has played with just about everybody these days: Queens of the Stone Age, Spinnerette, Jason Faulkner, the Arctic Monkeys, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, the list goes on and on. And long before that, he was the frontman of Eleven, along with his significant other and long-time collaborator, the late Natasha Shneider. But even before that he was in a project called What Is This? -- with future Chili Peppers Flea, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons -- that recorded a one-off record back in the 80s.

That album had one single that charted -- one of the better alt covers of a soul classic.

Here's What Is This? doing the Spinners' I'll Be Around.

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