Adventures in Coverland

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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
This collection of cover songs and two originals -- one new song, and one acoustic version of "BB," the opening track from 2009's Trio B.C. provides some clues as to Girl in a Coma's influences, as such sets often do. The Beatles pop up, as do Patsy Cline, Ritchie Valens, Buffalo Springfield, David Bowie, Joy Division, the Velvet Underground, and…Selena? Yes, Adventures in Coverland opens with a punked-up tear through the late tejano vocalist's "Si Una Vez." Unfortunately, that energy isn't sustained throughout the CD eight of the tracks from which originally appeared on three limited-edition 7" singles. Their version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is practically metal,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
This collection of cover songs and two originals -- one new song, and one acoustic version of "BB," the opening track from 2009's Trio B.C. provides some clues as to Girl in a Coma's influences, as such sets often do. The Beatles pop up, as do Patsy Cline, Ritchie Valens, Buffalo Springfield, David Bowie, Joy Division, the Velvet Underground, and…Selena? Yes, Adventures in Coverland opens with a punked-up tear through the late tejano vocalist's "Si Una Vez." Unfortunately, that energy isn't sustained throughout the CD eight of the tracks from which originally appeared on three limited-edition 7" singles. Their version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is practically metal, but they strip Joy Division's "Transmission" down to acoustic guitars, atmospheric piano, and a kick drum instead of preserving its shout-along power. Frontwoman Nina Diaz gets all Morrissey-esque on David Bowie's "As the World Falls Down," but when the band turns Ritchie Valens' "Come on, Let's Go" into a rave-up reminiscent of Ramones covers like "Let's Dance" and "California Sun," the raw adrenaline that launches from the speakers is utterly undeniable, and shows Girl in a Coma at their best, mixing rockabilly swing, punk ferocity, and Latin soul in just over two minutes. Similarly, they approach the power of X's "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" on their fuzzed-out but still two-stepping version of Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight," and the '60s-style garage power of their take on the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" makes it sound like a Pandoras or early Bangles tune. The lone new original, "Yo Oigo," is a showcase for Diaz's scorching Telecaster. All in all, this is more than a holding action between "real" Girl in a Coma albums -- they've chosen good songs, and put their own spin on them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • Label: Blackheart Records
  • UPC: 748337538123
  • Catalog Number: 381
  • Sales rank: 139,694

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Girl in a Coma Primary Artist
Jenn Alva Group Member
Nina Diaz Group Member
Phanie D Group Member
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
George Harrison Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Stephen Stills Composer
Pete Astudillo Composer
Ian Curtis Composer
Peter Hook Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Alan Block Composer
Steve Fallone Mastering
Greg Collins Producer
A.B. Quintanilla III Composer
Girl in a Coma Composer
Nina Diaz Composer, Lyricist
Donald Hecht Composer
Gabe Godin Layout
Annica Lydenberg Cover Art
Stephen Mirris Composer
Richard Valenzuela Composer
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