A video (supposedly the winner of a fan-made vid contest held by Engine Room Recordings) created for Devendra Banhart’s cover of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” from the Guilt By Association album (which I mentioned previously, and which spawned the Petra Haden-meets-Journey fried egg vid I linked to yesterday).
Great news on the animatronic band front: Having yesterday highlighted a Chuck E. Cheese band modded to play hip-hop, it has today come to our attention that said band has also been known to cover tunes that are a bit more Fergalicious.
But can it be modded for onstage incontinence? What follows is Fergie’s “London Bridge.”
Perhaps insipired by our recent posting of a cover of Europe’s The Final Countdown or perhaps by Poison’d, an album of cover songs from hair-glam gods Poison, the New York Post offers up its version of the top 100 cover songs of all time.
The list includes web fave Jonathan Coulton at #2 (with “Baby Got Back”), the Postal Service’s version of Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds,” Cat Power’s “Satisfaction,” and Ted Leo’s take on Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone.”
MP3s of some of the covers here.
What is EQUALLY interesting, though, is the revelation that my beloved Black Eyed Peas have recorded a cover of John Lennon’s (WHO WAS ONCE A BEATLE) “Power to the People” for an Amnesty International fundraiser.
And here it is. (Please recall that my reverence for the Peas is based on my belief in their REVERSE GENIUS – their incredible ability to transcend the awful and achieve the sublime. Just go with it, people.)
Stereogum (who I have recently ripped on greatly for sucking since becoming Musical Candy), has put together OKX, a Radiohead tribute album celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of OK Computer.
The album features covers of every original track, including tunes by Cold War Kids, My Brightest Diamond, and John Vanderslice.
Is this the sort of thing RCRD LBL has planned?