Here’s on 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|
|I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor||Sugababes||Q: Best of 86/06||Arctic Monkeys|
|Money||Velvet Revolver||Slither, Pt. 2 (UK single)||Pink Floyd|
|Take Me I’m Yours||Chris Difford||South East Side Story||Squeeze|
|Crazy||Nelly Furtado||Live Lounge||Gnarls Barkley|
|Everybody’s Changing||Lily Allen||The Saturday Sessions: The Dermot O’Leary Show||Keane|
|The Weight||Michelle Shocked||To Heaven U Ride||The Band|
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Thanks for playing that Sugababes track. I don’t think it’s the same performance I’ve heard, though–maybe I heard a live version? There are a couple of those on YouTube.
The Q Magazine disc is intriguing–The Magic Numbers are my newest favorite band, so I’d be interested in any covers they’ve done.
“Sir” Tom Jones did a great live cover of that Arctic monkeys track at the Diana concert last year. With Joe Perry on guitar!
I would consider “The Weight” a ‘rock standard’ since I probably heard 6 or 7 versions of it before I ever heard the original. The Travis cover was what made me finally look up the original.
How about ‘Surrender’ or ‘Wild Thing,’ ‘Pretty Woman,”Brown Eyed Girl,’ ‘My Generation’ to name a few more.
I didn’t enjoy the Sugababes cover probably because I’m such a hardcore Arctic Monkeys fan…but I also really enjoy Sugababes’ singles as my guilty pleasure.
And in closing, Lily Allen is fabulous! So is Keane! 🙂
Oh, and by the way, for listener Jimmy, what do you mean you don’t understand the title of “The Weight” the whole chorus repeats over and over ‘take a load off…put the load right on me” and every verse is about everyone piling more ‘weight’ on the shoulders of the traveler. It’s quite literal in meaning….
The first song that came to mind as a Rock Standard is “All Along the WatchTower”. It may have started as a folk song, but i think clearly it is now a rock standard.
Yeah, the blues songs – Crossroads, e.g., rate. Seems as though there were zillions of versions of Hey Joe when I was growing up. Gloria (Them, Doors, Shadows of Knight). I Heard It Through the Grapevine (CCR, Gaye, Pips). Kansas City (Wilbert Harrison, James Brown, Beatles). And those oft-covered sonfgs like Shout, La Bamba, The Letter, Louie Louie…
OMG, Brian!! I’ve been waiting for you to play Nelly Furtado’s version of Crazy for so long!!
If there’s a bad cover of that song, I have yet to hear it.