This song was one of the happy scores on record store day. Courtney Barnett released a 7-inch of Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit ,“Kim’s Caravan” and on the B-side is a cover of John Cale’s, “Close Watch,” a hauntingly, lovely ballad.
Courtney Barnett continues to impress. All who take the time to explore her, happily discover her natural way of singing. Her raspy voice draws you into the depth and simple beauty of a tune. Her song-writing is poetry in the everyday or even mundane, but on this cover, she places her unique imprint in the delivery of Cale’s lyrics and adds echoing guitars. She has clearly made the tune her own.
Listen and love.