Saturday, January 28, 2006

Cover Me

Here are some wacky and elusive cover versions, which have appealed of late. Some latin flip, a sultry piece of pop, an alt folk classic, oddball fabs and the usual weirdness.

SeƱor Coconut - Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple

Julie London - Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
Ryan Adams - Time (the Revelator) - Gillian Welch
Fiery Furnaces -
Norwegian Wood - the Beatles
Flaming Lips -
7 Nation Army - White Stripes

Thanks to various blogs for the service, but in particular Martin at the

Bubblegum Machine

If it's ever been on K-Tel or Ronco, it's in. If it features hand claps, cow bells, syrupy orchestration, walls of sound, wrecking crews, sha-la-las, toothy teen idols, candy-based metaphors for carnal acts or lyrics about hugging, squeezing and rocking all night long, it's in.

Eclectic, marvellous and mad. Definitely worth checking out.