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In Cover My World #1, we looked at artists who reshaped, reformed, and re-recorded songs originally made famous by others.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 [...]