Celebrating the music of one of the pioneers of grunge, Nirvana. Here’s what’s on the show tonight:
|Title (with link to iTunes, if available)||Artist (with link to the artists’ website, if available)||Album (with link to Amazon.com, if available)||Original Artist|
|Smells Like Teen Poison||Beau Hall||Covers||Nirvana/Poison|
|Lithium||SKAndalous All-Stars||Hit Me||Nirvana|
|About A Girl||Cibo Matto||At Home With||Nirvana|
|Heart-Shaped Box||Lovedrug||Everything Starts Where It Ends (Dig)||Nirvana|
|Smells Like Teen Spirit||Willie Nelson||Triple M Musical Challenge V.3: 3rd Time Lucky||Nirvana|
Looking forward to listening to this, though not on i-tunes (fast feed) this morning here in the UK.
I guess it’s a shame that the great cover BY Nirvana of Bowie’s “The man who sold the world” from the Acoustic album could not find a place.
I got a whole bunch of SLTS covers, including Allison Crowe, but these look great!
“The Man Who Sold The World” was a bit too mainstream, so I decided not to include it.
And I’m saving up for a whole show of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” covers for later this year. I’ve got TONS, in every genre you can imagine.
Hey you are getting close to show number 300. Congrats! Any plans to mark the occasion? Maybe “A very special coverville” 🙂
I’ve been stumped as far as what to do for show 300. Someone suggested “favorite moments from the past 299 shows”, but my favorite moments have all been the music (maybe with the exception of my various mispronunciations over the years). Anyone got any ideas?
When I think 300 I think a perfect game in bowling so maybe a perfect cover show, but then again you already did your favorite covers. Also, another suggestion, cover songs from tv shows or movies such as the gypsy kings hotel california from the big lebowski.
This was a great show, and I like that the bands really made the songs their own.
Brian, my suggestion is a triple shot show – you, Tina and Tristan with some of your favourite covers and maybe an uncovered gem each.
You could invite some listener contributions about what makes Coverville so good. You know, make it a real family show, which is why some of us like the show so much.
That’s my suggestion anyway.
I liked the show, I wasn’t BLOWN AWAY by it or anything (but I think that’s mostly because I love Nirvana’s sound more than their music) but I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVED the “Heart-Shaped Box” cover. What a find. Thanks for turning me on to this!
This was a very eclectic show! I sort of felt the same about The Polyphonic Spree’s “Lithium”, because i think it was THE BEST cover of 2006, but it’s been played twice in short succession, so there has to be room for others, which there are a ton of, some with vocals 🙂
Hope you feel better soon. The show via Garageband was fine and this program is great if you need to edit or are not mic-friendly like me!
Just to expand on Ian’s good idea, also check out the soundtrack to “Kingpin” for inspiration.
On a completely different path, the move 300 is being released on March 9, right around the time of your 300th. It’s an adaptation of a graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae. I’m not sure how many Spartan covers you can find, but there are some themes of heroism and overcoming odds and getting slaughtered that might be fun to explore.
Also, according to wikipedia, 300 is the lowest possible credit score….
Steve Earle’s cover of Breed would of been a good one to use also…
Awesome show Brian! Another of my fav Nirvana covers is The Bad Plus doing a jazz interpretation of Smells.
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The Beau Hall cover was interesting. Not only did it have the Nirvana and Poison pieces, but it also started with the intro from Quiet Riot’s “Cum On Feel The Noize” and the “turnaround” between choruses was the turnaround from “She’s Tight” by Cheap Trick. Excellent musical sub-referencing! Beau Hall may just be the Dennis Miller of cover bands…