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.
“Bring the Noise” by Brent Runyon, This American Life contributor and author of The Burn Journals (excerpt). Chuck D would be proud. Or maybe not. Via bb. [Link updated 4-28-2015 thanks to the Wayback Machine.]