If you miss the less-than dulcet tones of amateur musicians jamming classics such as Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” in a Guitar Center, then you have something in common with St. Vincent.
The musician otherwise known as Annie Clark has uploaded her own cover of “Stairway to Heaven” as a tribute to those music store heroes, who can’t share their skills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch it now via the St. Vincent Instagram page.
“Since guitar stores have been closed, I thought you might have missed the sound of someone fumbling through ‘Stairway to Heaven,'” Clark writes in the caption. “Love to all my guitar players out there. I know. I miss it too.”
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that, despite her self-deprecating characterization, Clark’s take of “Stairway” may be a bit better than your average Guitar Center performance. One might even say that it “really makes me wonder” what a St. Vincent full-band, live version would sound like.
By Josh Johnson
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