The Songs for Slim 7-inch project is an ongoing series of releases meant to benefit Slim Dunlap, the former Replacements guitarist who suffered a massive stroke last year and “will likely need around-the-clock care for the rest of his life,” according to the SFS site.
The singles, which are sold via auction only, feature artists covering various tunes from Dunlap’s expansive catalog. Lucinda Williams, Frank Black, Steve Earle, Jakob Dylan and the newly reunited ‘Mats themselves have all contributed songs to the project (view all the releases here).
Today, the bidding begins on the latest installment in the series, the A-side of which is our own Patterson Hood, who covered Dunlap’s “Hate This Town” with his Downtown Mystic Rumblers band. Stream a clip from the tune below:
The B-side is no slouch, either: long-running Seattle alt-rockers the Young Fresh Fellows contribute a cover of the pop-rocking “Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars.” Hear a clip of that track below:
The auction runs through Aug. 22. As of this writing, the bidding is right around $100, but expect that price tag to rise pretty swiftly.
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