Cover News is a weekly feature keeping you up to date on the goings-on in the world of cover tunes, tribute albums, etc. Plus, at the bottom we post our array of cover tunes we’ve been sent in the past week. Have you recorded a cool cover? Send an mp3 to the email address on the right!
This Week’s News
Thanksgiving is coming up soon and with it will come our By Request Only feature as a thank-you to you, the readers. Got a cover you want to hear, from the particular (Do you have Lightspeed Champion’s cover of ‘When You Were Young’ by the Killers?) to the general (Know any good covers of ‘Bat Out Of Hell’? or Has My Morning Jacket done any cover songs?)? The submit your request(s) in the comments here, via the email address on the right, or at our Twitter page. Only a couple more days. All requests (or as many as I can find) will go up the Monday before Thanksgiving.
To celebrate their seventh birthday Paper Bag Records have released a free covers compilation for you to download! [Paper Bag Records]
Also from the fine folks at Paper Bag, DJ CFCF’s new album, featuring this Fleetwood Mac cover. [My Old Kentucky Blog]
Tom Waits recently recorded…actually, that should be all you need to know to get excited. Tom Waits. Recorded something! It’s a cover of “Single Ladies” (no it’s not). [The Eyeball Kid]
Cabaret cover freaks Nouvelle Vogue dropped a new live video a few days ago for their cover of Plastic Bertrand’s “Ça Plane Pour Moi,” a highlight of their new album 3. [MySpace]
KISS Under Kover. The long-tongued, cat-faced fellows have taken on the Crystals, the Stones and many more in their day. Catch up! [The Days of Lore]
Simon Cowell knows his niche. His TV show X Factor does so well as the British American Idol counterpart that even the losers get press! Five of them are coming together for a Michael Jackson cover, proceeds from which will go to a children’s hospital. A charity’s a charity, so please keep your tasteless Jacko jokes to yourself. [UKPA]
When a band covers a song by proudly proclaiming they’ve never heard the original, well you start to wonder. It’s like, “Hey, check out our new cover of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ hit ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’!” or “Man, we really nailed that Britney Spears song ‘Satisfaction’!” Bear this in mind when you check out this Paul-Revere-cum-Flamin’-Groovies cover. [You Ain’t No Picasso]
Boy, it sure is a good thing Billy Corgan hasn’t spent the past few years systematically raping the Smashing Pumpkins legacy with angry on-stage rants and cultish self-help sites, huh! ‘Cause if he had you might not want to enable him by listening to a collection of 2009 Corgan covers. But come on, he does Pink Floyd and Jefferson Airplane and 13th Floor Elevators and [Insert Psychedelic Band Name Here]! [Berkeley Place]
The Big Pink (the band, not the house), cover Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams.” Would Rick Danko approve? Doubtful. [Stereogum]
Into weird band names? How about Alex Bleeker and the Freaks covering a song by Mountain Man? [Aquarium Drunkard]
Kate Walsh has a new adult-contemporary cover disc, so check it out. Or, you know, don’t. [One Thirty BPM]
This Week’s Submissions