Under The Covers
Label: Warner Records
"Here Comes the Night" and Sonny and Cher's "Baby Don't Go" are surprising enough, but it's the curveball cover of The Clash's "Train in Vain" that makes this compilation of interpretations essential listening for Yoakam fans. Who knew The Clash's music could so easily be transformed into country? The decidedly creepy hidden track, "T for Texas," is another must-hear tune. That said, the jazz-odyssey Kinks cover "Tired of Waiting for You" may be a case of Icarus flying too close to the sun.