Cool. But don't they know Tim O'Brien already covered it?
BTW, Southern Culture on the Skids records on the Yep Roc label, the same as Nick Lowe, Robyn Hitchcock, Paul Weller, Billy Bragg, and Dave Alvin. It's my favorite label.
I can see why they'd be tempted to record this rambunctious song. But I wonder if they understand that they are destroying the whole ironic point of the song? It's like when a woman recorded a cover version of Nick Lowe's "All Men Are Liars." When a man sings it, you have to laugh because he's lying as he's singing. When a woman sings it, it's just her complaining.
Yes, when I heard the report start, I thought they were going to play Tim O'Brien's version!! They could have mentioned that... they must have been aware.
I guess I was just glad to hear the song and the publicity for Ray and the Kinks (even if they did pronounce it "Day-veez"!) I thought Lisa Mullins made a cute comment at the end referring to ADAAOTN.
I know what you mean about songs changing their entire demeanor depending on who's singing, too... My favorite example is "Wind Beneath My Wings." When a man sings it, I feel like he's condescending. "Oh, thanks for walking five steps behind me and doing my laundry." When Bette Midler sings it, it makes sense to me.