Post Tagged with: "Cover Songs"

‘One of the best things’: The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty praises Rush’s take on ‘Shapes of Things To Come’

‘One of the best things’: The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty praises Rush’s take on ‘Shapes of Things To Come’

Jim McCarty talks about his favorite covers of a signature Yardbirds song.

Steven Wilson – Cover Version (2014)

Steven Wilson – Cover Version (2014)

This illustrates how Wilson matured at a dizzying pace over the 2003-10 era.

One Track Mind: The Doughboys, “The Tears Of A Clown” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Doughboys, “The Tears Of A Clown” (2014)

An utterly awesome revision of Smokey Robinson’s 1970 hit single.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.

Dave Baker, with Rich Kurtz – Blended (2013)

That the university-trained, classical inspired guitarist Dave Baker is so handy with interpreting pop sounds should come as no surprise. After all, he found early fame opening for fellow Temple products Hall and Oates on tour.

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs – Under the Covers Vol. 3 (2013)

A lot of the charm of this series’ initial two volumes — which focused first on the 1960s and then the ’70s — was in hearing these two delve back into found sounds from outside their own era.

Adrenaline Mob – Coverta (2013)

I kind of chuckled when I saw that Adrenaline Mob had chosen three Ronnie James Dio-related songs for its eight-song covers EP, but now I get it.

Anthrax – Anthems (2013)

After hearing Joey Belladonna’s cringe-inducing vocals on Anthrax’s version of Rush’s “Anthem,” I didn’t have much hope for this EP of covers from the thrashers, especially considering the rest of the lineup

‘That was an escape vehicle for us’: Al Jardine remembers throwaway fun of Beach Boys’ Party!

Al Jardine fondly remembers one of the Beach Boys more notable filler albums, Beach Boys’ Party!, a 1965 studio effort with dubbed in festive sounds over a string of cover songs.