Dave Grohl Releases Clash’s “Train in Vain” Cover
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Dave Grohl marked the 7th Hannukah night with a poppy cover to the Clash’s “Train in Vain” with Greg Kurstin.
The rendition was made possible inside Grohl and Kurstin’s “Hannukah Sessions,” a YouTube series wherein the two perform a song from a Jewish artist every night for eight consecutive nights. So far, they have performed the songs of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay”, the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” Amy Winehouse’s “Take the Box,” and Billy Joel’s “Big Shot.” The series ended on December 4, the final night of the Festival of Lights.
“Michael Geoffrey Jones, born to Russian Jewish mother Renee Zagansky, would come to be known as punk rock legend Mick Jones, co-founder of the Clash. It’s London calling Jerusalem as we take a “Train In Vain,’” says the caption accompanying the video.
“Train in Vain” is a masterpiece of its own right. The drum and the vocal parts are provided by Grohl, while an excellent piano and harmonica rendition can be credited to the multi-talented Kurstin. Both can be seen enjoying the take.
You can watch the duo’s performance below.