Early In The Morning - Idiot Glee

from the album Four (2014)

Did you party too hard last night?  Looking to find yourself the hair of the dog and a few eggs before hitting the beach and blender for Day Three of your holiday death march?  Would any album sound better than Nilsson Schmilsson right about now?

If so, you need to check out great cover of Early In The Morning by Idiot Glee.  This Lexington, Kentucky band captures the burnt out vibe of Harry Nilsson's classic while adding a trippy garage edge that is modern and hip.

For any vocalist to take on Harry, you must have supreme confidence.  Think of Mariah Carey tackling Without You.  James Friley pulls it off.  He fearlessly displays his vocal range taking Harry on straight.  That takes balls.

Behind him the band sounds fantastic, giving off something of a Velvet Underground stank.  The bass, guitar, and drums all make it sound loose while actually playing quite tight.  I particularly dig the way they sound after the breakdown.  Makes me want to jam.

Click Here to listen to the album version of Early In The Morning on Bandcamp.

Click Here to listen to Harry Nilsson's 1971 original version of Early In The Morning.