Friday, October 20, 2006

No one's gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong. (Except dorky MP3 bloggers, of course.)

I hope this "post a whole bunch of tracks approximately once a week" thing isn't too annoying for you. It seems to be the pattern that's suiting me best lately.

  • Tralala "Never Understand" (The Jesus and Mary Chain cover)
    I've been revisiting my 1990s obsession with shoegaze lately, so I figured I'd hunt out a few of the acts who've covered some of my fave shogazers. [See next three songs as well.]

  • Mirafiori "No Te Necesito (I Don't Need You)" (My Bloody Valentine cover in Spanish)

  • Deerhoof "Lose My Breath" (My Bloody Valentine cover)

  • Ochiqueochenta "Little Trouble Girl" (Sonic Youth cover, partially in Spanish)

  • Chugga Chugga "The Sign" (Ace of Base cover)
    I find this adorably charming and hope some of you do too, but don't get too attached as this fresh-out-of-high-school collaboration is now defunct.

  • Lena Horne and Gabor Szabo "Rocky Raccoon" (Beatles cover)
    I was shopping at Hi-Fi Records a few weeks ago and they were playing this and I was immediately hooked.

  • Jon Auer "Beautiful Stranger" (Madonna cover)
    I'd almost forgotten about the original. This version annoys me far less.

  • Magnolia Electric Co. "Werewolves of London" (Warren Zevon cover)
    These guys are pretty popular nowadays, it seems. Good for them, I say, as they are from my home away from home, Bloomington, IN and whenever they're in Memphis they stay with my best friend Ryan. They're playing in Chicago tonight at the Abbey Pub, although I won't be seeing them because I'm going to the Dresden Dolls show. But you should go. Really.

  • Zombina and the Skeletones "Where is My Mind?" (Pixies cover)
    Am I the only person in the world who finds the sound of babies laughing and crying super creepy? Apparently not.

  • Unknown Japanese Artist "That's Entertainment" (The Jam cover)
    This is on a '97 Jam tribute album called English Rose, but I've been unable to find any sites that translate the artist's name into English. Edit: Reader Denis has translated the artist as Hachima Yoshihiro, drummer for Dekishiido Za Emonzu. Thanks!

  • Kiki and Herb "Why" (Annie Lennox cover)
    I saw a free screening of John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus the other day and loved it. Justin Bond of Kiki and Herb is in it, fabulous as ever. It reminded me that I've never posted a K&H track here. Vive le catty gay drag cabaret!
  • 1 comment:

    Divinyl said...

    Ooh, I've just found this! Any chance of a re-up on the Zombina track? Would LOVE to hear it! :o)