Sunday, February 20, 2011

Under the Influence...

Cover's playlist!  Okay, so Rob and I made a music mix comprised solely of cover's; only rule was we had to know the cover as a cover, ie knew the original first.  It was crazy how many amazing cover's we came across.  We found so many awesome one's we ended up having massive creative differences on which one's would actually make the CD, but after a time-out, we were finally able to settle on this list:

All Time High  Pulp covering Rita Coolidge
Weighted Down  Beck Record Club covering Skip Spence
Everyday is like Sunday  the Pretenders covering Morissey
It's all over now, Baby Blue  Them feat. Van Morrison covering Bob Dylan
The Headmaster Ritual  Radiohead covering the Smiths
Within You Without You  Sonic Youth covering the Beatles
Temptation  Diana Krall covering Tom Waits
Lover Lover Lover  Ian McCulloch covering Leonard Cohen
Love will never tear us apart  the Cure covering Joy Division
Darklands  Primal Scream covering the Jesus and Mary Chain
Creep  the Pretenders covering Radiohead
Bird on a Wire  Johnny Cash covering Leonard Cohen
Disco 2000  Nick Cave covering Pulp
Pale Blue Eyes  Patti Smith covering the Velvet Underground
My Girl  the Jesus and Mary Chain covering the Temptations
People Are Strange  Echo & the Bunnymen covering the Doors
Into the Groove(y)  Ciccone Youth covering Madonna
What a Wonderful World  Nick Cave covering Louis Armstrong

The Whitey Album cover 
Only going to listen to one?  Okay, pick Into the Groove(y).  Like we needed another reason to be consumed by Sonic Youth, but here it is: Ciccone Youth!  Ciccone Youth is this amazing, twisted, experimental side-project from the members of Sonic Youth, all working under the guise/pseudonym...and a sort of homage to the superqueen of pop, Madonna, who was living in the same area of NYC when both groups were just starting out.  They cover 2 of her songs on the album and do a bunch of other weird stuff for the rest.  I love it!

Fun facts: Ciccone is actual Madonna's last name; the "band" formed in 1986 and put out 2 records, the Whitey Album started after the band joked about covering the Beatles; all the band members took on an alias (Thurston Moore = The Royal Tuff Titty, drummer Steve Shelley = SS Beat Control, Lee Ranaldo = The Sigh, Kim Gordon = Fly Fly Away) and did hilarous gag interviews, toured, etc.

1 comment:

Camille said...

Awesome! I'm excited to put Grooveshark to work and start listening to all of these.

What am I listening to now? The new Radiohead. Have you heard it yet?? I thought of you right as I purchased it and pressed play. It's incredible.