Category Archives: Covers

Egregiously Indie Covers

This post started off about Amanda Palmer’s new EP (which I like!), and has since turned into an indictment of the entire indie cover culture. I feel like there are a lot of covers floating around right now that are … Continue reading

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ODB on “Love Me Do”

In this interview from the documentary Dirty Minded, Ole’ Dirty Bastard lays down a breathtaking version of “Love Me Do” by The Beatles. I have a few questions. First: do we know why he is singing this song? Not really. … Continue reading

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Daydreamin’

I always knew that the vocal melody for Daydreamin‘ by Lupe was sampled, but until recently, I didn’t know the song. It turns out he drew quite heavily from the song Daydream in Blue by I Monster, which samples the Gunter … Continue reading

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Cover-Ups: Happy Dre

So “Happy Dre” by Sky Ferreira is a mash-up of “Still D.R.E” by Dr. Dre with Sky Ferreira’s cover of “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” by the Beatles. It’s part of an extremely rare breed, the Cover/Mash-Up Hybrid (also known … Continue reading

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Hey Joe

I just found out that Jimi’s “Hey Joe” is actually a cover! It was written by The Leaves, a garage band out of L.A., a year before Hendrix first performed the song in 1966. Tim Rose, a folk rock singer, … Continue reading

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Juicy

I think Juicy has been mashed up more times than any other song in history. I still think the original is the best, but here’s a sampler of some of the various Juicy mash-ups and covers out there. In fact, … Continue reading

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