Thursdays and Covers


It’s been a lengthy amount of time since our last dosage of Thursday-ian covers. You know what the say, 3 covers a week keeps the likes of Creed from making more music.

[MP3] LadytronOops, Oh My!
I’m not even sure how many covers/remixes Ladytron has done over the years but this one just may have to take the cake as the best. Anytime a band covers a hip hop song, it automatically gets props in my book. If you ask me, this version is waaay better than the original by Tweet. (Wtf kind of name is that, anyway?)

[MP3] Jack JohnsonLast Thoughts on Woody Guthrie
A lot of people have mixed feelings on Mr. Johnson. I enjoy his music because it’s the type of stuff that could bring you out of the realms of deep depression. In fact, if there was ever a jumper on some skyscraper that they were negotiating with; screw talking! Just put Jack on a PA and let him do his work. No suicide then. Covering Bob Dylan may be a stretch, but it turns out nicely. Plus, how many awful Bob Dylan covers can you think of?

[MP3] DonovanUniversal Soldier
Donovan is one of my all-time favorite artists. This Scottish folk-singer kicks so much musical ass that I feel unworthy of even speaking about him. He’s even categorized into the holy trinity of greatest songwriters with Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. One of the only artists to collaborate with The Beatles? I mean, with accolades like that.. I’m pretty sure you can cover a Buffy Sainte-Marie song anytime you want. A great Anti-Vietnam War song that remains lyrically true even today.

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Gina May 11, 2006 at 2:34 pm

Omg, Creed? *bites lower lip*

That Donovan track is an old favorite.

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Species 8472 May 11, 2006 at 3:50 pm

Whilst I can’t share your evaluation of Donovan, I would point out that he is also on Alice Cooper’s ‘Billion Dollar Babies’. The title track indeed.

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G3K May 11, 2006 at 5:24 pm

I categorically disagree: Mr. Johnson’s music compels me to dive from tall buildings.

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James L. Jazz May 11, 2006 at 8:45 pm

wait how is that “last thoughts” at all? please fill me in

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Nathaniel May 11, 2006 at 10:46 pm

sarcasm aside. it is a dylan song.

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Anonymous May 12, 2006 at 12:57 am

Yeah, playing Jack Johnson at a suicidal person is really mean. Kicking them when (before) they’re down. I could see using him to coax out Noriegas, though.

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Charles May 12, 2006 at 3:09 pm

Donovan is great, but if you haven’t heard Phil Ochs, I strongly recommend him. Every bit the equal of Dylan.

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