Tribute albums are tricky. For every Mermaid Avenue out there, I can think of at least two dozen stinkers like Hurt Inside: A String Quartet Tribute To Korn lining the floor of somebody's minivan. On this collection, Danny Michel does his best to re-interpret 11 Bowie tunes in his own quirky, stripped-down delivery - which seems a bit presumptuous. Either Michel is ridiculously overconfident or incredibly bored. Either way, the question remains: why would we listen to Danny Michel doing Bowie when we can sing along to Scary Monsters ourselves?
Danny Michel hits the Horseshoe with Luke Doucet October 1.