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Bun E Carlos announces Greetings From Bunezuela

Bun E Carlos
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Former Cheap Trick drummer Bun E Carlos has announced a covers album.

He’s teamed up with a variety of singers for Greetings From Bunezuela!, which will be released on June 24 via eOne Records.

The sticksman has recorded a version of Robert Pollard’s Do Something Real, which includes vocals from the Guided By Voices frontman. Hear it below.

Carlos tells Rolling Stone: “I’m an average Guided By Voices fan with about 200–300 of their songs in my collection. I had about 15 GBV songs I thought about covering, and Do Something Real kept coming back to me. I could have done an entire album with Robert Pollard alone.”

Carlos says the concept for the record has been in the works since the 70s. He adds: “After 35 years, I’m finally making this record. I made the album like people made records in my childhood. I cut two tracks at a time.”

Last week, the drummer reunited with his former Cheap Trick bandmates for their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Bun E Carlos Greetings From Bunezuela! tracklist

  1. Do Something Real – Robert Pollard (Robert Pollard solo)
  2. Him or Me – featuring Hanson (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
  3. Armenia in the Sky – John Stirratt (The Who)
  4. I Love You No More – Alex Dezen (The Blackstones)
  5. Tell Me – Alejandro Escovedo (The Rolling Stones)
  6. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Dave Pirner (Bob Dylan)
  7. Let the Mystery Be – Xeno (Iris DeMent)
  8. Idea – Robert Pollard (The Bee Gees)
  9. Le Cactus – Nicholas Tremulis (Jacque DuTronc)
  10. I Can Only Give You Everything – Rick Rizzo (Them)
  11. Slow Down – Alejandro Escovedo (Alejandro Escovedo)
  12. Count on Me – Xeno (Fra Lippo Lippi)
  13. I Don’t Mind – Alex Dezen (Alex Dezen)

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