Khruangbin & Quantic Cover ‘Green Onions’ For Amazon Music

The gentle and breezy cover arrives in celebration of the beloved instrumental's 60th anniversary.

By Scott Bernstein Jul 7, 2022 8:30 am PDT

Khruangbin and Quantic reimagined Booker T. & The M.G.s’ “Green Onions” for a cover available for streaming and download exclusively on Amazon Music. The Houston-based trio and Brooklyn-based DJ/Composer recorded the song to honor its 60th anniversary.

The instrumental “Green Onions” was penned by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg and Al Jackson Jr. Booker T. & The M.G.’s initially issued the cut in May 1962 on Stax subsidiary Volt before the main label reissued “Green Onions” the following August. Khruangbin and Quantic join a long line of artists who have covered the iconic song that includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Count Basie, Johnny Thunders and King Curtis.

“A very nice rendition of the song,” stated Booker T. & the M.G.’s guitarist Steve Cropper in a press release. “I really like the modern touch with the rhythm.” Follow this link to listen or stream the cover on Amazon Music’s The High End playlist below:

Khruangbin’s Space Walk Tour 2022 continues tonight in Bend, Oregon. The “Green Onions” cover came with word that the trio will release more music this year.

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