Jul 262010
 

Cover Commissions is a monthly series in which a featured artist covers a reader-selected song for this blog. Any artists interested in participating, contact us.

What’s left to say about The Peptides? A couple weeks ago we introduced these Canadians to you in a popular Under the Radar feature. Frontman Claude Marquis told us about their covers of “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” “Fallen Leaves,” “Silver Dagger,” and “Jealous Guy.” A pretty wide spectrum there, from traditional folk to pop-punk, but they haven’t done any disco. Until now. In the Cover Commissions tradition, they will cover one of ten disco hits, as determined by you, the reader.

Before we get there though, let’s present a little more background. The band has two covers we held back from the previous feature. One is a harmony-happy version of Peter Schilling’s “Major Tom (Coming Home),” the sequel he wrote to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The other is a mandolin-and-strings “Mary’s Prayer,” the sole hit by British band Danny Wilson (which included no one name Danny or Wilson). Both come accompanied by typically vintage videos from old films. Can you name them?

The Peptides – Major Tom (Coming Home) (Peter Schilling cover)
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The Peptides – Mary’s Prayer (Danny Wilson cover)

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Okay, back to the disco. For this month’s Cover Commissions, The Peptides have selected ten ‘70s dancefloor hits. They will be covering one of them for Cover Me. Which one will be determined by reader voting. Vote for one song in the poll below.

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Vote now! Voting deadline is Monday, August 2nd. Check out more from the Peptides at their website or YouTube, both of which feature dozens more songs to stream and download.

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