After spending pretty much my entire summer immersed in Grateful Dead culture, I discovered a huge collection of Dead covers by Ryan Adams, and one thing became very clear to me: Adams can do a great fucking cover tune
. So when I heard about him covering Taylor Swift's 1989
front to back, I was immediately interested. A track from the record leaked yesterday, Adams's rendition of recent smash single "Bad Blood," and it's today's 12 O'Clock Track
. The Ryan Adams version of the song bears almost no resemblance to Swift's, turning in the high-gloss, hyperelectronic production for raw acoustic guitars and soulful rhythms—when it all comes down to it, this version of "Bad Blood" sounds like a lost Replacements recording. Check out the really fun—and straight-up excellent—rendition below. I'll be jamming this nonstop until Adams releases his take on "Blank Space."