Back before she found gainful employment providing power ballads for Tom Cruise films, Maria McKee used to be in a rocking little country rock band called Lone Justice.
They only released two albums, both patchy at best, but equally both containing one absolute belter.
On their 1985 eponymously-titled debut, it was this, co-written by Mr Tom Petty:
This is a bit special.
In 2019, Karine Polwart released Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook, an anthology of reworkings of contemporary material covering some fifty years of Scottish pop and rock.
There’s much to be loved on the album, with covers of songs like The Waterboys’ The Whole of The Moon, Deacon Blue’s one good song (Dignity), Big Country’s one song that doesn’t have their trademark bagpipe-guitar sound on it (Chance), and Strawberry Switchblade’s ever-glorious Since Yesterday.
Doubtless one or more of these will feature here at some point in the future, but this evening I give you the album’s closer, a cover of the one and only Ivor Cutler: