Listen to Ben Gibbard cover the Screaming Trees

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When Ben Gibbard played at the Showbox last year he covered the Screaming Trees‘ “Bed of Roses.” It was one of the highlights of an excellent performance (read the review here).

PHOTOS: Ben Gibbard solo at the Showbox

Gibbard’s cover was both a modern Seattle icon delivering an unexpected cover of an iconic Seattle band and a terrific contrast to the original that fit right into his own whimsical catalog. Listen to a studio version of the cover above and check out the original below.

 

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.