Sunday, October 19, 2008

Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and...Well, Friday I'm in Love: Weekly Mix #39

It's that time again - cover versions. This will be the fourth weekly mix featuring covers, so I estimate there will only be one more covers mix for the year. Since creating these collections of covers I realized something that I probably should have figured out by now: that I gravitate towards covers of artists I already like, meaning I have multiple covers of David Bowie, The Smiths and New Order songs above and beyond covers of other artists. It only makes sense, mind - why would you enjoy and/or notice covers of artists you don't particularly like or recognize? And the likelihood is that the artists you already love are inspired by other artists you love. Of course there are also just some artists that were so prolific and memorable that they get covered more than others on a regular basis. At any rate, with this mix, there are four covers of David Bowie, two covers of New Order and one of The Smiths. I'm a creature of unshakable habits and predilections.

Particular highlights of this compilation include Nico's surprisingly upbeat cover of Heroes, Charlotte Martin's delicate version of Bizarre Love Triangle, the haunting JJ72 interpretation of It's a Sin, and one of the best songs that OK Go could have covered with Damian Kulash's voice...The Lovecats. This mix is called Old Habits (And Artists) Die Hard. Stay tuned for next week's Halloween megamix.

When Doves Cry - The Amplid (Original: Prince)

I'm So Excited - Le Tigre (Original: The Pointer Sisters)

Suffragette City - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Original: David Bowie)

Fame - Duran Duran (Original: David Bowie)

Heroes - Nico (Original: David Bowie)

Stand and Deliver - The Young Knives (Original: Adam and the Ants)

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - Supergrass (Original: The Smiths)

Telegram Sam - Bauhaus (Original: T.Rex)

Dropout Boogie - The Kills (Original: Captain Beefheart)

Sound and Vision - The Sea and Cake (Original: David Bowie)

The Lovecats - OK Go (Original: The Cure)

Be My Baby - We Are Scientists (Original: The Ronettes)

Just - Nickel Creek (Original: Radiohead)

It's a Sin - JJ72 (Original: Pet Shop Boys)

Windmills of Your Mind - Colourfield (Original: Noel Harrison on The Thomas Crown Affair film score)

When You Sleep - The Antlers (Original: My Bloody Valentine)

Teenage Lust - Oliver North Choir (Original: The Jesus and Mary Chain)

My Girl - The Jesus and Mary Chain (Original: The Temptations)

Bizarre Love Triangle - Charlotte Martin (Original: New Order)

Blue Monday - The Cloud Room (Original: New Order) / (Alternate Megaupload Download Link)

Sweet Dreams - Bat For Lashes (Original: Eurythmics)

Run to Your Grave - Slow Club (Original: Mae Shi)


Francis said...

Hey -- the Cloud Room's "Blue Monday" has hit its download limit. (And some of the other ones, but that's the one I'm most interested in hearing.) Any chance of a re-upload?

anglopunk said...

I've just re-uploaded The Cloud Room's Blue Monday to Megaupload instead:

Bear with me - I'm still not used to getting lots of hits and downloads.

dex said...

oh i could nearly weep that the le tigre and frankie goes to hollywood have expired! fab post all the same- sterling work!

Anonymous said...

I would kill to find Nickel Creek's version of "just." Any chance of a re-up?

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