A really beautiful, Neil Young-style cover of the Replacements’ classic “Bastards of Young,” recorded live at Atlanta’s Criminal Records in 2008 by former D Generation lead singer Jesse Malin. The studio version can be found on the stellar 2007 album “Glitter in the Gutter.”
Here’s another gem I discovered today. This one is by Jesse Malin, former lead singer of the acclaimed 1990s glam punk band D Generation. “In the Modern World” is a beautifully energetic and grungy anthem from 2008. As I get older, it’s harder to keep track of all the great music that gets released each year, but with music this great, I don’t mind playing catch up. If there was any justice in this world, this would have been a big hit.