Possibly the best bad cover ever.
I really like this Buzzcocks cover.
“And you can never quarantine the past…”
Also, pink hydrangeas.
From the album Entanglements, a cover of the Noel Harrison song.
Joy Zipper cover of The Smiths from the compilation “Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths” (American Laundromat Records).
Cover of The Shins’ song off Oh Inverted World.
“Coming to you live from PS22, here’s yet another amazing accomplishment from a first rehearsal. Yes, I am VERY proud to say that the kids learned this song in one sitting, and it is one of my favorite things I’ve ever heard on them. I really planned on working on the bounty of new material we’ve bitten off, but during rehearsal I could tell the kids were fiending for still another new song. So I looked over my iPod and came up with this song by Bjork called “Joga” off the album Homogenic.
“This is one of my 3 or 4 favorite Bjork songs and man oh man, the kids on this!! Just brilliant. I can’t believe how polished this sounds after learning it only today. I’m so happy about this one.”
A cappella Joni Mitchell cover.
Watch the rest of this spellbinding Earphoria session here.
Willy is my child; he is my father
I would be his lady all my life
He says he’d love to live with me
But for an ancient injury
That has not healed
He said I feel once again
Like I gave my heart too soon
He stood looking through the lace
At the face on the conquered moon
And counting all the cars up the hill
And the stars on my window sill
There are still more reasons why I love him
Willy is my joy; he is my sorrow
Now he wants to run away and hide
He says our love cannot be real
He cannot hear the chapel’s pealing silver bells
But you know it’s hard to tell
When you’re in the spell if it’s wrong or if it’s real
But you’re bound to lose
If you let the blues get you scared to feel
And I feel like I’m just being born
Like a shiny light breaking in a storm
There are so many reasons why I love him
Cover of the Sherman and Sherman Jungle Book song – b-side off the “Feed The Tree” single.
Someone took footage of Vladimir Putin singing Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill”and edited it to look like Putin is instead singing Radiohead’s “Creep.”
h/t Dangerous Minds.
Bob Dylan cover – live recording at “Largo” Los Angeles, CA; September 30, 2003.
So I saw this band last night. Thought it would be thirty years too late, but MAN, do they still have it. Twisted. Blistering.
I never did get to see Leonard Cohen, though… something I will always be sad about, with the same tenor as the ache with which I have missed Nina Simone.
A Misfits cover.
I’d never imagined that Olivia Newton-John’s saccharine cooing could be sarcasm before I saw this video today!
Sublime cover of New Order.
Sudden Infant – Invocation Of The Aural Slave Gods
Label: Blossoming Noise – BN006CD
Released: Jul 2005
“In promotion of her fantastic “The Luv Show” CD (and in anticipation of her much later release, “Pretty Songs”), Ann Magnuson wowed the crowds at two live shows at Luna Park. Along with her own songs and a few other covers, she included this Kate Bush gem as one of the “pretty songs”…
Sadly, this was only 1997 or so…so this is recorded on a tape recorder and sounds a bit muddy. No matter. It’s still worth a listen. Enjoy.”
This is so perfectly dystopian. From Commissioned Music (1995).
“This was Blixa Bargeld’s first solo album, where he positioned himself as an independent artist beyond the context of Einstürzende Neubauten – as a musician with an extraordinary feeling for sounds and their effects, with a bold sense of design and a strong intuition for the complex relationship between visual and musical inventions.”
Totally surreal Metallica cover. Camille and Kennerly Kitt are American identical twin actresses and electric/acoustic harpists, who compose, arrange, and perform as The Harp Twins.
Dylan described his reaction to hearing Hendrix’s version of his song: “It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn’t think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day.”
— “Interview with Dylan: 09/29/95”. Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
Incredible Nick Drake cover.
Ólöf & Klara Arnalds perform “Mr. Tambourine Man” live from the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves ’11. Recorded 10/11/2011.