I had no awareness whatsoever of the Monks Of Doom till today. Listening to the Underwater Sunshine podcast, this track off their 2006 covers album “What’s Left For Kicks” came up and I have been playing it repeatedly ever since. The Calvary Cross (link down thread), sounds like it’s being done by The Gin Blossoms with added technical ability. That’s a good thing for mine. OOAA.
Here’s a heresy – I think it’s better than the Richard & Linda Thompson original…
What very little I’ve heard so far is all over the map, so this may not be considered representative. The other one that caught my ear was a sort of proggy/country/zappa-esque thing. Then they do Oh Well very convincingly.
David Immergluck from Counting Crows, plus everyone else from his earlier stint with Camper Van Beethoven. Except David Lowery. Perhaps.