Dallas electronic band Shock of Pleasure with their reinterpretation of The Carpenter‘s 1971 pop classic “Superstar.” MP3 (zipped): Shock of Pleasure – “Superstar” (Carpenters cover) Video: Shock of Pleasure – “This Is A Test” MySpace
MP3: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes -” Country Roads” (John Denver cover) from Have Another Ball, out July 8 on Fat Wreck Chords. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut album, the band is “releasing the second installment of recordings from the original session. The wildly popular Have a Ball was initially recorded as … Continue reading Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Country Roads
You Ain’t No Picasso has assembled over 50 cover songs that Of Montreal has done over the years. It’s a diverse collection, ranging from the obvious (Beatles, Kinks, Bowie) to the kooky (Sugarhill Gang, Boston, Spinal Tap). And, of course, they — like everybody else in 2006 — had a go at “Crazy” by Gnarls … Continue reading Of Montreal Covers Collection
Recorded for the soundtrack of the Ian Curtis biopic Closer, the Killers take on the 1979 classic “Shadowplay” and actually do a hell of a job. Lead singer (and King Twat) Brandon Flowers doesn’t make it easy for me to like this band, but I do. Stream: Shadowplay – The Killers Video after the jump.
AOL’s Spinner blog has the video for Patti Smith’s cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from her latest album, Twelve (review). I like the banjo. Overall, a pretty successful cover. Creepy video, too. Watch it after the jump.
Ex-Libertines bandmates Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are reportedly recording a version of the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” for a BBC2 special. According to the NME, the radio station has gathered a whole host of artists to record the album, which was relased 40 years ago this month. Tasty. Previously: A ton of … Continue reading Pete and Carl Recording Together
Patti Smith – “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones cover) from Twelve, due April 24 on Columbia. Previously: Patti Smith at CBGB (and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) and Patti Smith: A Beacon in the City of Lights. Full P.R. babble after the jump…
Video of George W. Bush performing U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.