Monday, November 06, 2006

Cover Songs

Hey folks. I'm throwing this request out there for a podcast I'd like to do in December. The idea is quite simple: "Transcendent Covers". I want to compile a show of unique, beautiful cover songs. There is too much ground to cover so you'll earn points for originality. But overall, I want covers that are (and this is open for debate) better than the original versions. Think "Wonderwall" by Ryan Adams or "Mad World" by Gary Jules. Cheers!

12 comments:

Christopher said...

What about Matt Pond PA's version of Neutral Milk Hotel's song "In an Aeroplane over the sea"?

Reagan H. said...

Damn you! Mad World was the first thing that cme to mind! And iw as thinking about having that be my first call in request the other day! BAH!

Anonymous said...

Elliott Smith's cover of "Hooray for Tuesday" by the minders.

Anonymous said...

hey holmes. i'll try to find a cool pearl jam cover, they have done a ton. maybe a ramones' song? i'll search through my extensive collection (i have, and i'm estimating, probably about 100 different live concerts). i'll email you when i find the fucking perfect tribute.

Anonymous said...

For Pearl Jam I would offer the cover of Masters of War from the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary celebration concert. It's not the whole band, just Vedder and McCready with GE Smith on mandolin.

nerdelite said...

"Walking With a Ghost" by The White Stripes/Tegan & Sara

nerdelite said...

"Comfortably Numb" Pink Floyd/Scissor Sisters
"Clampdown" The Clash/The Strokes
"Seven Nation Army" The White Stripes/Flaming Lips
"Star Man" David Bowie/Mates of State
"I'm So Excited" The Pointer Sisters/Le Tigre
"Such Great Heights" Postal Service/Iron & Winte

nerdelite said...

Those Johnny Cash & Tori Amos cover albums...

Rimas Kurtinaitis said...

Nice call on the Tegan and Sara cover. They are far and away my favorite lesbian twin folk punk band from Canada. It's not even close.

They do a pretty good cover of Springsteen's Dancin' in the Dark, but the recording floating around the web is pretty crappy.

Anonymous said...

Shar and I saw a great band at Ren Fair that played gypsy music. They did a phenomenal cover of Kashmir. Check out

http://www.emuzeki.com/listen.html

kelly said...

I don't want to say that it's _better_ than the original for fear of hanging my the music elite, but I like the Nouvelle Vague cover of The Buzzcocks 'Ever Fallen in Love.'

Anonymous said...

1. Stand by me - pennywise
2. The man who sold the world - nirvana
3. Solitary man - HIM
4. Hurt - Johnny Cash
5. Land down under - Pennywise
6.Science Fiction Double Feature - Me first and the gimmme gimmes