Walk off the Earth covers Goyte & a special Madonna cover from Jane Lui It's been a while since we've seen a cover that was mind-trippingly good enough to warrant a new installment of Cover My World. Well here it is. Five players (L-R): percussion, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, and effects. One instrument: Epiphone [...]
Cover My World #7: History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics We introduced Jane Lui last week with her mashup of Moves Like Jagger and Rainbow Connection. Now she returns for an unprecedented second consecutive appearance in the Cover My World series. Yes, she's THAT good. This edition finds her outside of LuieLand taking a chronological [...]
Cover My World #6: Maroon 5 Meet the Muppets with Moves Like Jagger It's refreshing to have your expectations not just exceeded but upended and turned inside-out. After spending a little time in LuieLand watching clever mash-ups of cover songs, I thought I had this Jane Lui thing figured out. Then I went over to [...]
We last looked at the Best Covers of 2010. Before that was a list of covers that eclipse the originals. We started with artists covering themselves and Amanda Palmer’s ukulele take on Radiohead. Now we begin 2011 with the most ambitious cover project we have yet discovered (via Interstate Live). The Beatles Complete on Ukulele [...]
As we look back on 2010, we see a few loose ends here at MMT, and none looser than our "Cover My World" series. We left left you last September with a list of covers that eclipse the originals. Before that, we looked at artists covering themselves and Amanda Palmer's ukulele take on Radiohead. Onward! [...]
Cover versions that achieved greater sales and airplay than the original songs. In some cases, the covers became so popular that many fans believe they are the originals.
In Cover My World #1, we looked at artists who reshaped, reformed, and re-recorded songs originally made famous by others. Here, we will examine artists who re-visit their own works, covering themselves in new old-fashioned ways. Suzanne Vega is taking the stripped-down approach with a series of new, mostly acoustic studio recordings of songs selected [...]
Covers are HOT this year. The Onion A.V. Club is wrapping up its Undercover Series: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small, Round Room. So if you want to hear Superchunk cover The Cure (Yeah!), or Cymbals Eat Guitars cover Superchunk (probably not), you're...uhh, covered. Over at NPR, All Songs Considered has selected Five Great [...]