Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jack Lukeman on RTE

Well, I heard Jack Lukeman performing this morning on RTE as I tapped away on the keyboard and I found myself scrabbling for a pen to write his name down and where he would be performing.
In case you don't know Jack Lukeman, who performs as the rather enigmatic sounding 'Jack L', has just released a CD called The 27 Club. Rather mysteriously, or morbidly you might think, these are all recordings of songs made famous by artists who died when they were 27. There's Amy Winehouse, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. There's Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain as well as five other less well-known but no less talented artists.

On his morning show Marty Whelan played Jack's version of  'Paint It Black' by The Rolling Stones. maybe you're thinking like I did-how can he rework such a classic? But he did. It was mellow yet throaty with a big cinematic sound to it. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album and would love to see him perform live. He's at The Olympia, Dublin at the end of the month. 

Track List:
1. Paint It Black
2. Touch Me
3. The Killing Moon
4. Purple Haze
5. Voodoo Child
6. Goin' Up The Country
7. Mercedes Benz
8. Motorcycle Emptiness
9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
10.Ruby Tuesday
11.Up On The Roof
12.The Crystal Ship
14.Love Is A Losing Game
15.Keep Dancing
17.Jumpin' Jack Flash
18.Love In Vain
19.Alabama Song


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