Wednesday, July 19, 2006

And when you wake up it's a new mornin'—the sun is shinin' it's a new morning.

  • Big Heavy Stuff "Hyper-Ballad" (Bjork cover)
    Pretty Australian cover #1.

  • Martin White "Army of Me" (Bjork cover)
    Of course, I have to follow the nice, laid-back Bjork cover with a crazy accordion Bjork cover. You know how I roll.

  • Foo Fighters "Baker Street" (Gerry Rafferty cover)
    When I was a kid, the sax solo from "Baker Street" was one of those earworms that I could never get out of my head. Even if I'd gone months or years without hearing the actual song, the solo would pop into my head on at least a weekly basis. Therefore, I grew to loathe the song. But my respect for soft '70s schmaltz has returned since then, and I can finally handle it.

  • The Brown U. Derbies "Karma Police" (Radiohead cover)
    It's been a while since I've creeped myself (and others?) out with an a cappella track, so here's a new one. (For my inadequate description of my horror/fascination with a cappella, see this super-old post.)

  • Kasey Chambers "Better Be Home Soon" (Crowded House cover)
    Pretty Australian cover #2.

  • Missy Higgins "Moses" (Patty Griffin cover)
    Pretty Australian cover #3.

  • Luther Wright & the Wrongs "Is There Anybody Out There?" (Pink Floyd cover)
    From the LW&TW's country/western/bluegrass/punk Rebuild the Wall album, which is exactly what the title infers: a song-for-song tribute to The Wall. Somebody had to do it, right? Right?

  • Susperia "The Sun Always Shines on TV" (A-Ha cover)
    Most covers of this song—aka one of my favorite songs EVER—fall in either the Hi-NRG techno/trance genre or the Death Metal genre. I'm not sure what's up with that, but this cover is definitely part of the latter.

  • Emery "Holding Out for a Hero" (Bonnie Tyler cover)
    Meh. I'm neither her nor there on soft emo punk covers in general, but I love the original a lot (I recently performed quite a rousing version of my own at karaoke) and this version didn't make me want to hurt anyone or anything.
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