Archive for February, 2016

Tune du Jour: “Instant Karma” – John Lennon
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Laura Jane Grace with Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration vs. Midnight Oil vs. The Vitamin String Band
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Who in the Hell Do Think You Are? A Broccoli Stalk? Well, Right You Are!

 

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Instant Karma! was written by John Lennon and released In February 1970. The song was written, recorded and released within a period of ten days, making it one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history. Instant Karma! reached the top 5 on the UK and US singles charts, becoming the first solo single by a former member of the Beatles to sell a million copies.

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The Original

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John Lennon:

Live at Madison Square Garden, August 30,1972

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Laura Jane Grace with Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration vs. Midnight Oil vs. The Vitamin String Band

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Laura Jane Grace with Frnkiero AndThe Cellbration:

Midnight Oil:

The Vitamin String Band:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Tune du Jour: “Wave of Mutilation” – The Pixies
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Kristin Hersh vs. Naht vs. OK Go
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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The Original

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The Pixies:

Nice stripped down acoustic version by Black Francis:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Kristin Hersh vs. Naht vs. OK Go

It was tough picking the three contestants for this song. There are quite a few strong covers of this most excellent of songs.

Kristin Hersh:

Naht:

OK Go:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Tune du Jour: “Nebraska” – Bruce Springsteen
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Dan Bern vs. Steve Earle vs. Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour
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Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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The Original

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Bruce Springsteen:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Dan Bern vs. Steve Earle vs. Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour

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Dan Bern:

Steve Earle:

Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Tune du Jour: “D’Yer Mak’er” – Led Zeppelin
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Alluring Strange vs. Eek-A-Mouse vs. Pickin’ On Series
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

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The Original

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Led Zepplin:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Alluring Strange vs. Eek-A-Mouse vs. Pickin’ On Series

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Alluring Strange:

Eek-A-Mouse:

Pickin’ On Series:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Tune du Jour: “Acadian Driftwood” – The Band
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards vs. Lisa Haley vs. The Roches
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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A beautiful ballad by Dylan’s buddies and chosen band. The Band is too often overlooked for its brilliance, influence and sheer raw talent.

Allmusic:

For roughly half a decade, from 1968 through 1975,The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, their music embraced by critics (and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the public) as seriously as the music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Their albums were analyzed and reviewed as intensely as any records by their one-time employer and sometime mentor Bob Dylan.

Wikipedia:

Acadian Driftwood is a portrayal of the troubled history of Nova Scotia and Acadia. Specifically, it is about the expulsion of the Acadians during the French and Indian War between the French and the English over what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and most of Maine.

Allmusic critic Rob Bowman described Acadian Driftwood as “a slightly more complex and ambitious (and successful) down-north analog to The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune confirmed the relationship with The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, noting that it had much of “the tone and historical sensitivity” as the earlier song. The Herald-Tribune further noted that the song deals with the theme in a way that not only highlights the plight of the Acadians but also relates it to continuing oppression in the world.

The Original

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The Band:

“Bring Out Some of the Canadians” (ie, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell) – The Last Waltz

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards vs. Lisa Haley vs. The Roches

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Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards:

Lisa Haley:

The Roches:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Tune du Jour: “Johnnie B Goode” – Chuck Berry
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: 5-Driver vs. Nikki Sudden vs. Yami Bolo
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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The Original

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Chuck Berry:

Very Nice Live Version:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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5-Driver vs. Nikki Sudden vs. Yami Bolo

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5-Driver:

Nikki Sudden:

Yami Bolo:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Tune du Jour: “I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. The Replacements vs. D.A. Sebasstian
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"Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs." - Milton Friedbyrd

“Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs.” – Milton Friedbyrd

 I’ll Be There was written for the Jackson 5 by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch and Bob West. The Jackson 5 recorded it for Motown Records in September 1970.  I’ll Be There became the Jackson 5’s fourth #1 hit in a row, making them the first black male group to achieve four consecutive #1 pop hits.

The most successful single ever released by the Jackson 5, I’ll Be There sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, and 6.1 million copies worldwide. It replaced Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine as the most successful single released on Motown in the U.S., a record it held until the release of Lionel Richie’s duet with Diana Ross, Endless Love (1981). Outside the U.S., I Heard It Through the Grapevine remained Motown’s biggest selling record with worldwide sales of over seven million copies.

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The Original

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The Jackson 5:

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Another #1 Hit Version

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Mariah Carey & Trey Lorenz:

Mariah Carey included I’ll Be There as a last-minute addition to her MTV Unplugged setlist (1992), after she had been informed that most acts on the show commonly performed at least one cover. Carey’s label, Columbia Records, had not planned to release the unplugged version of I’ll Be There as a single but after receiving large-scale requests they relented. I’ll Be There became Carey’s sixth #1 single in the U.S., and her biggest hit elsewhere at the time.

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes vs. The Replacements vs. D.A. Sebasstian

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

Well they do claim to be the greatest cover band in the world…

The Replacements:

From a legendary live and muddled show, which was captured on the very rare album, The Shit Hits the Fans. The fiasco was unprofessionally recorded at The Bowery, in Oklahoma City on November 11, 1984, and provides a representative sample of The Replacements in all their inebriated glory.

D.A. Sebasstian:

Front man for Seattle’s industrial rock band, Kill Switch…Klick, D.A. Sebasstian provided this tune for the cover song compilation album, Teen Feeding Frenzy. Love the fade-out on this gem.

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.