Refried Music

A Selection of Cover Songs

Early Winters – 4th of July

Early Winters

Song: 4th of July
Cover Artist: Early Winters
Album (Year): 4th of July (2011)
Original Artist: X


Today’s post was way tougher than it needed to be. Not counting the more traditional patriotic US Independence Day songs, there are plenty of songs about the 4th of July out there. The problem is that nobody has covered any of them. Before I went searching, I would have placed money that SOMEONE had to have covered at least U2’s ‘4th of July’. I found that Evanescence has done a live cover of Soundgarden’s ‘4th of July’, but I try to stay away from live covers (especially if they have never been recorded to an album).

Then came the band Early Winters to the rescue. Posted to their website as a free download just three days ago (it’s still there as of this writing, link below) it’s a cover of my favorite Independence Day song ever, ‘4th of July’ by seminal L.A. punk band X. I saw X perform this song at an outdoor festival on the Fourth of July and it was defiantly one of the highlights of my musical life.

Early Winters – 4th of July

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X – 4th of July

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One Response to “ Early Winters – 4th of July ”

  1. sue kuhn Says:

    Perhaps Gov’t Mule’s cover of “Cortez the Killer”?


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