Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Feature - V/A - I Got It Covered - 2009

If you're experiencing deja vu, Don't sweat it! - you have heard it all before. Here is a Collection of Power Pop Songs not by the original artists! Of course, some covers are more enjoyable than others. On occasion some can go wrong. but these are not those.
These are the covers that went right, the ones that make the original artists feel overjoyed to have their music re-emerge and be recreated by others.

1. Good Vibrations (Beach Boys) / Todd Rundgren
2. California Man (The Move) / Cheap Trick
3. I Can See For Miles (The Who) / Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
4. Places That Are Gone (Tommy Keene) / The Poppin' Wheelies
5. Help You Ann (Lyres) / The Quotes
6. The Hard Way (The Kinks) / The Knack
7. Shake Some Action (The Flamin' Groovies) / The Yum Yums
8. Hey Deanie (Shawn Cassidy) / The Shivvers
9. Might As Well (The Raspberries) / The Shambles
10.Starry Eyes (The Records) / Too Much Joy
11.Watching The Detectives (Elvis Costello) / Duran Duran
12.Free Again (Alex Chilton) / Teenage Fanclub
13.Dimming Of The Day (Richard Thompson) / Any Trouble
14.Remember The Lightning (20/20) / Velvet Crush
15.Is She Really Going Out With Him (Joe Jackson) / Magnified
16.Time Won't Let Me (The Outsiders) / The Smithereens
17.Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) (George Harrrison)
18.Cowboy Song (Thin Lizzy) / Material Issue
19.I'm A Believer (The Monkees) / Bram Tchaikovsky
20.Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (The Rascals) / The Doughboys
21.Zero Hour (The Plimsouls) / The Chevelles


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12 comments:

YankeeBoy said...

Wow. Great idea!

Shriner said...

Where did the Sweet/Hoffs cover come from? It wasn't on the (excellent) covers album they did together...

Gyro1966 said...

I have a collector's picture sleeve 45 that they released called The Pillowcase EP. It inludes a beautiful gatefold sleeve with two 45's. Songs are:

I See The Rain
The Village Green Preservation Society
She May Call You Up Tonight
I Can See For Miles
I will rip it at 320 and post onto Twilightzone! if you want.

Curty Ray said...

Thanks Gyro That would be great!

CR

Mr. Suave said...

Great collection here. Thanks for sharing!

Krill said...

They keep coming!! Great CD, and site.BTW, Poppin'Wheelies blew me away!

Sj said...

Tommy Keene is great and often overlooked, great collection! Keene has a new album coming too, http://www.secondmotionrecords.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Love the site!
Who does the George Harrison cover? The title gets cut off on the sleeve and in the download.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

wow very nice collection to stumble across. tanks!!

Todd said...

Although I wouldn't want to short Shaun Cassidy, "Hey Deanie" is an Eric Carmen song from his "Change of Heart" album.

D. said...

Dave Davies (riffmonster genius guitarist of The Kinks) does Give Me Love! Sweet.
As for Sid & Susie, I think the Kinks' Village Green is the other non-album B-side (literally) on the Pillowcase EP /double 7" set. I have it at home ... but pretty sure about that. And they NOW have a Vol. 2 of "Under the Covers" out, of '70s pop song.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on this. Excellent work.

It's rare for covers to surpass the originals (not impossible, of course), but even the ones on here that aren't quite BETTER than the source material still somehow manage to justify themselves.

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