Cover My World #4: Best Covers – 2010

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! [...]

By | December 29th, 2010|Gig Bag, Songs|

Cover My World #2: Suzanne, Sting, and Squeeze Cover Themselves

In Cover My World #1, we looked at artists who reshaped, reformed, and re-recorded songs originally made famous by others.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

By | September 3rd, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry, Songs|

Cover My World #1: Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magic Ukulele

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 [...]

By | August 18th, 2010|Gig Bag, Songs|