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/covers ain't s**t, vol. 1

Artist Song Buy
The Bad Plus  Immigrant Song   buy on itunes
Wax Audio  Imagine This (feat. John Lennon v. George W. Bush)  buy on itunes
The Futureheads  Hounds of Love   buy on itunes
Kate Bush  Sexual Healing  buy on itunes
Ben Folds  Bitches Ain't Shit   buy on itunes
Elbow  One Thing  buy on itunes
William Shatner  Common People   buy on itunes
Ted Leo  Since U Been Gone  buy on itunes
Nina Gordon  Straight Out of Compton  buy on itunes
Ruth Brown  I Believe I Can Fly   buy on itunes
Biz Markie  Bennie and the Jets (feat. Beastie Boys)  buy on itunes
Nelly v. Lynyrd Skynyrd  Sweet Home Country Grammar  buy on itunes
Jamie Cullum  High and Dry   buy on itunes
Richard Cheese  Baby Got Back   buy on itunes
Caetano Veloso  Come As You Are   buy on itunes
UB40  I Got You Babe (feat. Chrissie Hynde)  buy on itunes
Don Ho  Shock the Monkey   buy on itunes
Paul Anka  Smells Like Teen Spirit   buy on itunes
The Postal Service  Against All Odds   buy on itunes
  (silence)  buy on itunes
Shelby Lynne  Track 12  buy on itunes


Produced this over New Year's weekend, as return fire in a years' long game of can-you-top-this between a friend and I. The gimmick? Mixed tapes based on covers -- and the worse and more bombastic the covers, the better.

Now, before you taunt me -- "what, you hate that Futureheads cover?!" -- I've found that you can't just pile a bunch of bad covers together. The mix flat-out flops if you do that, and I'd rather not put my friends through a form of torture that might be worthy of Gitmo. So I leaven the mix with tracks that rank as (a) stunningly good, or (b) wilfully nuts -- which casts the so-bad-it-hurts covers in even sharper relief.

For the record, the Futureheads track rocks. Call it the best cover of a Kate Bush track since Maxwell recorded "This Woman's Work." But as for Kate Bush herself singing "Sexual Healing" — um, that well and truly sucks.


Date: 1/4/2006
dumb question prolly, but who originally did "one thing"? Suede Dood
Date: 1/4/2006
Oh my. And damn you. Don Ho's "Shock the Monkey," with its lyric "Cover me," was going to be the title track on my next mix of bad covers.

But isn't using Richard Cheese on one of these mixes a little too easy? :)
Date: 1/4/2006
Zaraus: None other than Amerie, of course. =,
Date: 1/4/2006
Love it! It's fun to watch the 90s radio hits decompose into lounge fodder after ten-odd years.
Mr. Bad Example
Date: 1/4/2006
Love the opening!
joey de vivre
Date: 1/7/2006
Nina out of compton is one of the more ludicrous things I've ever heard . . . & I mean that in a good way - -

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