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5 O'Clock Shadow | Cold War Kids/Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

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Karl Denson has been a guy who has been around the block musically since the late 1980's. He has played in Lenny Kravitz's group as well as having some other groups of his own up to this point. On his most recent release with his band the Tiny Universe, he brings the funk with a kind of unexpected cover---one by the alternative rock band the Cold War Kids (Hang Me Up To Dry). Denson really funks up the original, making it sound more like the Robert Randolph Band than the Cold War Kids which is reason enough to check and compare both out below.