As his electrifying if slightly unconventional “cover” of “Panama” for Undercover illustrated, Reggie Watts has a unique conception of what covers entail. In this clip from Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film, a nifty upcoming performance film about the popular New York comedy show created by comedian Liam McEneaney and featuring such A.V Club favorites as Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler as well as the ubiquitous and frighteningly gifted Watts. In this clip from the film, which hits iTunes, YouTube VOD, and various other digital platforms December 4, Watts adopts the persona of a drawling Oak Ridge Boy to perform a “cover” of a Loretta Lynn tune that sounds like nothing Lynn ever recorded but fits snugly into Watts’ unclassifiable oeuvre. Enjoy!
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