Sunday, October 17, 2010

Covers Project Vol. VI

22 explosive hits, most definitely - but original? Nu-uh. This is volume six of the covers project. A mix of great bands doing their versions of great songs. Or mostly great songs - there's a couple I'll admit to never being particularly fond of ("Sundown" and "Beat It", for example, miraculously rescued by Luke Doucet and Supergrass, respectively). The opening song presents the only curveball, as Hellsongs turns "School's Out" into fingerpopping lounge, but after that the mix settles fairly predictably into a punk and power pop hitfest. The pick for most surprising - to my ears, anyway - is the way Mia Zapata of the Gits soulfully digs in to "A Change Is Gonna Come" like she wrote it herself. Proves we only got to witness the tip of the iceberg when it came to her immense talent. Pick for the most fun? Everything else.

Kick Me Like You've Kicked Before

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1. Hellsongs School's Out (Alice Cooper)
2. Paul Collins The Letter (The Boxtops)
3. The Jim Jones Revue Get Back (The Beatles)
4. Crash Kelly Roxy Roller (Sweeney Todd)
5. The Hellacopters I'm Eighteen (Alice Cooper)
6. The Donnas Strutter (Kiss)
7. The Dahlmanns Holiday Road (Lindsay Buckingham)
8. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Fun, Fun, Fun (Beach Boys)
9. Cheap Trick When The Lights Are Out (Slade)
10. Goldspot Float On (Modest Mouse)
11. Electric Six The Rubberband Man (The Spinners)
12. Supergrass Beat It (Michael Jackson)
13. The Blondes Dyna-Mite (Mud)
14. Old 97's Rocks Off (Rolling Stones)
15. Luke Doucet Sundown (Gordon Lightfoot)
16. Ronnie Spector Something's Gonna Happen (Marshall Crenshaw)
17. The Posies Surrender (Cheap Trick)
18. Material Issue Cowboy Song (Thin Lizzy)
19. Kurt Baker I've Done Everything For You (Sammy Hagar, by way of Rick Springfield)
20. The Wildhearts Understanding Jane (The Icicle Works)
21. Perfect Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
22. The Gits A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)


shadreck said...

Looks good. Many thanks for your efforts in producing a great blog.

Roy Pearl said...

Thanks! And welcome to the blog, shadreck!

biopunk said...

Best one yet, I think!

Definitely upped the energy and fun.

Roy Pearl said...

Haha - yeah, the inclusion of Jim Jones Revue on ANY mix immediately ups the energy and fun level!

Thanks for the note!

Mark said...

Cheap Trick's Slade cover completely took the paint off my deck! If those Quiet Riot fellers are smart, they're sitting back and taking notes...

Roy Pearl said...
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Roy Pearl said...

Agreed, Mark! It might be time for CT to put out their covers album... Sour Jazz too, for that matter ;)

stonefish55 said...

Hey there Roy - have only just stumbled upon your blog and it's a little beauty!

Just thought I'd let you know.

Roy Pearl said...

Thanks for the words, stonefish55! Glad you found your way here!