The "Ballad of El Goodo" is one of those songs that's a renewable resource. Each time I hear it, something new seems to rise to the surface. With nearly every cover, Big Star's signature track seems to bend to the strength of its interpreter, drawing out the best of the coverer & the covered. Tara Jane O'Neil's delicate rendition (Day 24 of the Our First 100 Days comp) plays to her ethereal soundscape in a way that you won't miss that drum fill for one moment.
The bonus is that for $30, you can purchase the entire comp which includes other luminaries like Angel Olsen, Ryle Walker, Califone, Bill Fay, & Toro Y Moi. The proceeds go to help a bevy of organizations who support causes like reproductive rights and immigration as we get through the first 100 days of the Tweet-in-Chief.