Sunday, July 24, 2005

mix post: imitation edition

Last week's mix post edition was a little hostile, so I thought that this week I would salute musicians honoring other musicians in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. Samuel Johnson may have said, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble," but sometimes the genius is in the attempt - or in the knowledge that you'll never sound like Nina Simone, so don't bother trying.

Ignition (R. Kelly) - Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Up the Junction (Squeeze) - The Decemberists

My Old Kentucky Blog has a dozen more Decemberists covers, including Morrissey, Kate Bush, Cheap Trick, and others. You can also listen to the Coverville podcast of Squeeze covers for more "Up the Junction."

I Feel Love (Donna Summer) - Cobra Verde

Thirteen (Big Star) - Kind of Like Spitting

KOLS also covers GZA, Yo La Tengo, and The Karl Hendricks Trio here. This week, said the gramophone posts the original.

To Love Somebody (The Bee Gees) - Billy Corgan

I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself (Dusty Springfield) - White Stripes (Live @ Glastonbury)

You Keep Me Hangin' On (The Supremes) - Holly Palmer

Wonderwall (Oasis) - Ryan Adams

I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy & The Stooges) - Joan Jett

If you like this, you'll love this.

I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince) - My Morning Jacket

Just Like Heaven (The Cure) - Dinosaur Jr.

Thanks to said the gramophone, Vinyl Mine, Womenfolk (who often have cover editions), aurgasm, Brooklyn Vegan, redcandycane, Glide Magazine, Bradley's Almanac

Former editions: Impatience. Intergalactic. Loquacity. Flammable. Aggression.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Bonnie Prince Billy really takes the life out of R. Kelly's Ignition. Maybe it's because he should have covered the Remix to Ignition:

"sippin on coke and rum
im like so what im drunk
its the freakin weekend baby
im about to have me some fun"

Will Oldham can be a killjoy. Even if he likes singing about going down on his lady.

Sodwee said...

thanks for the link on your post ! It doesn't happen as often !