If you look at the posts here on Station 18 1/2, we’ve seem to, more often than not, talk about covers. Covers can be hit or miss. If a band plays a cover note for note, the line begins to blur between homage and karaoke. If a band veers too far astray, they can be hailed as geniuses for the direction that they took or pariahs for flat out butchering a song. That said, I present to you “She’s Not There”, the Neko Case-Nick Cave duet of The Zombies’ classic for the upcoming season of True Blood. This cover strips away Rod Argent’s keyboard sound (the hook in the original) until a piano solo at around the 1:40 mark. Using the lazy music journalist’s “sound like X meets Y” technique, this sounds like Grinderman goes to New Orleans. I think that’s a good thing. Neko Case does not vocally overpower the verses while Nick Cave provides some much needed Nick Cave creepiness to the chorus. Count me in the “DIG IT!” camp!