Tuesday, December 27, 2016

27 December 2016 - One Republic - Millennium

I know you were hoping for a cover by a band with one hit in the US of an artist that never made it big here on his own.

My friends, your hopes are answered.

Friday, December 23, 2016

23 December 2016 - A Very Bittersweet Christmas

One of my favorite songs of all time is "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.  Legally, it's considered a cover.  No,  really: Jagger/Richards are credited because it was ruled that Richard Ashcroft lifted the violin rift from a cover of the Rolling Stone's song "The Last Time" by the Andrew Oldham Orchestra.  Judge that for yourself here:

But we aren't here to talk about that.  We're here to talk about covers of that "cover".

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

21 December 2016 - The BlackSheeps - Gold Lion

The BlackSheeps was a band from Norway who happened to also be indigenous people from there - Sami, to be precise.  Yeah, they live north of the Arctic Circle.

That doesn't mean they can't pull out a superhot Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover.  While they were just out for a stroll.  And using a soccer goal as a drum kit.

As an added bonus, here is a more stripped down version of the same cover......

....and here's a far less stripped down version.