Posts Tagged ‘R.E.M.’

Tune du Jour: “One” – U2
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Cowboy Junkies vs. Dami Im vs. Joe Cocker
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Did I Ask for Too Much?
More Than a Lot …
You Gave Me a Carrot Guitar
Now That’s All I’ve Got

 

The Original

 

U2:

R.E.M. with Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.:

A damn shame. This one could have been a contender. But you just can’t slip the original band’s bass player and drummer into the mix and call it your own. Well … at least not on CMI you can’t!!! (Yeah, we’re a bunch of badasses around here, deal with it!)

Johnny Cash:

I know, technically, this is a cover and should be down below battling among other contenders. The problem is this cover is perfect. The song absolutely cannot be performed any better. As such, I feel to include it in the competition would be disrespectful to the memory of the Man in Black, as well as unfair to the poor bastards below who so desperately covet the industry accolades that come with a CMI victory.

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Cowboy Junkies vs. Dami Im vs. Joe Cocker
Cowboy Junkies:

Dami Im:

Joe Cocker:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “One” – U2
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Elisa vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. Mike Masse with Jeff Hall
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Did I Ask for Too Much?
More Than a Lot …
You Gave Me a Carrot Guitar
Now That’s All I’ve Got

 

The Original

 

U2:

R.E.M. with Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.:

A damn shame. This one could have been a contender. But you just can’t slip the original band’s bass player and drummer into the mix and call it your own. Well … at least not on CMI you can’t!!! (Yeah, we’re a bunch of badasses around here, deal with it!)

Johnny Cash:

I know, technically, this is a cover and should be down below battling among other contenders. The problem is this cover is perfect. The song absolutely cannot be performed any better. As such, I feel to include it in the competition would be disrespectful to the memory of the Man in Black, as well as unfair to the poor bastards below who so desperately covet the industry accolades that come with a CMI victory.

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Elisa vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. Mike Masse with Jeff Hall
Elisa:

Christian Kane & Mary Blige:

Mike Masse with Jeff Hall:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Discount vs. Sugarland vs. The Suicide Machines
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

“We urge Americans to be mindful of their leading role and international responsibilities as a great country and a great democracy when they go into the voting booths. Your mistake might spell a global disaster. There is no substitute for America as a pillar of world stability, and no one to contain an American Duce. Suddenly, browsing the world map, I recognize possible contours of the scenario described by George Orwell in the prophetic book he called simply 1984: three autocratic powers dominating the international landscape, each seized by fear, bigotry, and nationalism and controlled by the one and only strong leader or a politburo. Did Orwell simply make a 32-year mistake in timing?”

  Former Russian Minister Andrei Kozyrev

 

The Original

 

R.E.M.:

 

40 Watt Revival

 

Considering Stipe, Buck and Mills are somewhere on the crowded stage, this version of “It’s the End of the World …” is precluded from CMI competition. However, since I’ve enjoyed 5-8 many, many times over the past couple of decades and love the spectacle of so many Athens/Atlanta musicians on stage yucking it up with Athens Royalty, well, this gem from the past well deserves a seat at the table.

 

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, 5-8, Patterson Hood, Clay Leverett, Bain Mattox, Amanda Kapousouz, Vanessa Hay and a veritable basket of other adorables:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Discount vs. Sugarland with Matt Nathanson & Little Big Town vs. The Suicide Machines
Discount:

Sugarland with Matt Nathanson & Little Big Town:

The Suicide Machines:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: R.E.M. vs. John Otway vs. Snuff
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And In My Hour of Need, I Truly Am Indeed, Alone Again, Broccoli ...

And In My Hour of Need,
I Truly Am Indeed,
Alone Again, Broccoli …

For every music-lover there are a few inherently bad songs that they inexplicably enjoy. For many these guilty pleasures are kept well-hidden, never to be disclosed, lest the humiliation would be too much to bear. But I have no guilty pleasures, only pleasures. Or, as others who know me might put it, I simply know no shame. For example, I will now proclaim to the world (or at least the multitudes of CMI patrons) that I really like this song. I’ve liked it from the first time I heard it and it still brings me a smile hearing it today. Gloria throws it down as if she’s in the midst of a real-time heated encounter. But who can blame her when some no-good cad returns from outer space to taunt her anew. You tell ’em Gloria!

 

The Original

 

Gloria Gaynor:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

R.E.M. vs. John Otway vs. Snuff
R.E.M.:

John Otway:

Sadly, the audio is poor on this particular clip. Yet it is well worth a viewing just to sample some of Otway’s maniacal genius at its best.

Snuff:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “The One I Love” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Bush vs. Heroina vs. Pickin’ On Players
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Broccoli is Free in Europe …

 

 

The Original

 

R.E.M.:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Bush vs. Heroina vs. Pickin’ On Players
Bush:

Heroina:

Pickin’ On Players:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “Nightswimming” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Dashboard Confessional vs. Ingrid Michaelson vs. Pickin’ On Players
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I'm Hooked On The Ceiling I'm High On Believing That You're In Love With Me

Gardening at Night
Gardening at Night
Gardening at Night

 

 

The Original

 

R.E.M.:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Dashboard Confessional vs. Ingrid Michaelson vs. Pickin’ On Players
Dashboard Confessional:

Ingrid Michaelson:

Pickin’ On Players:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “Losing My Religion” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Anouk vs. The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica vs. Dolapdere Big Gang
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Gardening at Night Gardening at Night Gardening at Night

 

 

The Original

 

 

R.E.M.:

Favorite R.E.M. version of the song (April 28, 1991, Mountain Stage):

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Anouk vs. The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica vs. Dolapdere Big Gang
Anouk:

The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica:

Dolapdere Big Gang:

SPACE

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?!!? 

 

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