Woods ~ “Military Madness” (Graham Nash cover)
Just days after Crosby and Nash performed a set of unamplified acoustic tunes at Occupy Wall Street, I thought it fitting to revisit a cover of one of the tunes the legendary duo performed. Woods’ cover of “Military Madness,” the opening cut from Graham Nash’s often overlooked 1971 solo debut Songs for Beginners, is an example of a band breathing new life into an otherwise forgotten song, making it relevant and meaningful to a whole new generation. While the cover stays mostly true to the original, lead singer Jeremy Earl’s haunting falsetto croon brings new life to the song’s words with Woods’ trademark eeriness lurking in the shadows. Woods’ cover of “Military Madness” comes off their 2009 release Songs of Shame, which you can purchase via Woodsist.