Someone Else's Song- a collection of covers

Artist Song
The Clash  Brand New Cadillac 
Yo La Tengo  Here Comes My Baby 
World Party  All the Young Dudes 
Wilco  Color Me Impressed/I wanna be sedated 
The Gourds  Gin and Juice 
Afghan Wigs  Lost in the Supermarket 
Ryan Adams  Lovesick Blues 
The White Stripes  Jolene 
Echo and the Bunnymen  It's All Over Now Baby Blue 
Meat Loaf  Martha 
Ryan Adams  Round the World 
Tori Amos  Smells Like Teen Spirit 
Ryan Adams  Dead Flowers 
The Replacements  Like a Rolling Pin 
Cowboy Junkies  Sweet Jane 
Yo La Tengo  Blitzkrieg Bop(elevator music version) 
Ryan Adams (w/ Emmylou Harris)  Return of the Grievous Angel 


An odd collection, in some ways. Some of these are far more *interesting* than *good*, but what's wrong with that? Meat Loaf's take on a Tom Waits classic definitely gets some chuckles. What else? I don't even know who World Party are (is?) but it's a good song, and I enjoyed their version. If you happen to get the chance, I highly reccommend seeing the White Stripes in person, and praying to your deity of choice that they play Jolene, because they absolutely turn that song into a masterpiece live. The version included here happens to be a less...passionate studio version. And is Ryan Adams included too often? Absolutely. It's just ridiculous that I would do what I've done, but I just like all of those covers so damn much. And what's to be said for my not even including two of my favorite covers ever: Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" and the Replacements "Another Girl, Another Planet"? I just don't know. Title taken from a Wilco song, which is of course not in this mix.


Date: 1/12/2003
dude, jolene is just a masterpiece, regardless of who sings it. The white stripes do do it well live, but not as good as Dolly (who does an amazing cover of 'stairway to heaven' that everyone should hear)...
altitude gremlin123
Date: 1/13/2003
again, such a nice mix.
Adam Bristor
Date: 1/13/2003
Hmm. I suppose I didn't phrase that particularly well. My using "turn that song into.." did unintentionally slight the original. I guess you can't have a masterpiece cover unless the original is pretty good in the first place(with the possible expception of the Gourds treatment of Snoop Dogg's magnum opus). I must say though that I do prefer the Stripes version to Dolly's; there is just something about Jack White's voice that does me in. And I haven't heard of her doing "Stairway..." but I did hear her do a nice version of "After the Goldrush" with Emmylou Harris, whose voice I greatly admire.
Rob Conroy
Date: 1/14/2003
"Brand New Cadillac" is one of my favorite covers of all-time, actually.
Nate Gansen
Date: 6/27/2003
Adam, is this different from the mix you have burned and lent me? That disc only has sixteen tracks. I was going to burn it and realized all the tracks are one or two off from the listing here...
Adam Bristor
Date: 6/28/2003
No, this should be the one you have. I only made one version.
Nest of Vipers
Date: 1/24/2004
Who originally did Brand New Cadillac?
Adam Bristor
Date: 1/24/2004
It was originally done by Vince Taylor and his wacky, crazy Playboys. The Clash version is absolutely amazing, as I suspect you know, being that you asked. How's that for prompt service?

Man, I haven't thought about this mix for a while. There's some nice stuff here. I may have to get it out again.