Indie rock quartet the Good Rebels recently performed a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia" for an installment of The Recording Academy's ReImagined series. Linking GRAMMY history with current music makers, ReImagined is a performance-based series featuring artists interpreting an iconic GRAMMY-winning song, an interview and performances of original music.
"Cecilia" is featured on Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water, which garnered GRAMMYs for Album and Record Of The Year. In addition to their adaptation of "Cecilia," the Good Rebels performed two original songs, "I'm Wired" and "Young Fun."
"You can look at an album as either one coherent story … or just a collection of great tracks, and [Bridge Over Troubled Water is] both," said vocalist/guitarist Steven Lundy. "It's one album and every track [is] amazing."
"[Bridge Over Troubled Water is] indicative of the ['70s]," added drummer Kelly King. "To me, [it was] the last great songwriting era. There's no tricks, no studio finesse on [the album]. It's just great, great songs."
Influenced by vintage rock and roll of the '60s, the Los Angeles-based Good Rebels (formerly Pan Am) comprise bassist Dan Attanasio, King and brothers Gary (guitar) and Steven Lundy. Known for their energetic stage presence, the quartet have performed across the United States, including slots on tour with groups such as Five For Fighting and the Postelles. Their debut EP, Ladies And Gentlemen…Meet The Good Rebels, was released in September 2011 and features four songs, including "Young Fun." On Nov. 7 the group released The Good Rebels EP, a seven-song collection featuring "Ignite My Sun" and "I'm Wired."