I’ve been in no rush to check out Amy Winehouse. Because when there’s that much record-industry hype behind an artist, I step back and say, “Okay, whatever.” (We all know the most interesting music is happening outside the major-label loop.)
I recently bought the single “Rehab.” It doesn’t rock my socks. And now that Winehouse seems to be turning into a tabloid train wreck, that song’s effed-up attitude is even more wrong.
But for those of you who dig the Amy, there’s a FREE 20-minute podcast available at AOL’s Spinner.com. It includes unplugged performances of “You Know I’m No Good,” “Rehab” and “Love Is a Losing Game.” There’s also an interview, in which Amy shows love to Wu-Tang Clan, the Roots and Mos Def.
To download the podcast as an MP3, follow this link.
To sample her unplugged version of “Rehab,” click here to hear it on my Vox site.