Dylan Covers A-Z presents covers of every single Bob Dylan song. View the full series here.
Sure, Bob Dylan’s birthday may technically be over, but Bob Dylan’s birthweek is still going strong. So we continue our five-part series showcasing covers of every Dylan song today with the biggest installment yet. A full 60 covers await on the following pages, with heavyweights like the Isley Brothers and the Clash and newcomers like Adele and the Morning Benders. The latest chunk spans the letters K (Guns n’ Roses’ “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”) through O (Crooked Still’s “Oxford Town”) and features some of Bob’s best known songs. “Mr. Tambourine Man.” “Like a Rolling Stone.” “Masters of War.” “Lay, Lady, Lay.” The list goes on.
Click the page numbers down below to start listening. If you’re just joining us, here’s where we are so far:
Part 1: “Absolutely Sweet Marie” – “Everything Is Broken”
Part 2: “Father of Night” – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”
Part 3: “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” – “Oxford Town”
Part 4: “Peggy Day” – “Sweetheart Like You” [Coming Thursday]
Part 5: “T.V Talkin’ Song” – “4th Time Around” [Coming Friday]
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Every Wednesday, our resident Gleek Eric Garneau gives his take on last night’s Glee covers.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Uncle Jesse make their return and the Purple One has his musical debut on last night’s episode of Glee, tantalizingly titled “Sexy.” After Brittany has a pregnancy scare brought on by seeing a stork build a nest outside her window, Will realizes the kids in his glee club need some serious sexual education, to be delivered by everyone’s favorite substitute teacher, Holly Holiday (Paltrow). Of course anything that gets the kids talking about sex surely leads to drama, trysts, hilarity and awkwardness. What would Glee be without them? Continue reading »
Download This scours the web’s dark corners for cool cover freebies. View past installments.
This past Friday, Brooklyn’s Mobius Band announced that after over a decade of recording and touring, the group was splitting up. For cover lovers, this is terrible news. On Valentine’s Days ’08 and ’09 the band released two free love-song cover EPs on their website. Though they skipped this year (perhaps because things were already on the fritz), we were hoping a new offering would come on V-Day 2011. It seems that’s not to be.
So instead, we use the occasion to revisit their two prior EPs. The band irreverently squeezes artists old and new into their indie pop mold, treating love songs by Townes Van Zandt and Kanye West with equal care. The 2008 EP Love Will Reign Supreme transitions straight from Bob Dylan (“I’ll Keep It with Mine”) to Daft Punk (“Digital Love”). Empire of Love, released one year later, gives the Dixie Chicks’ “Lullaby” a haze-pop sheen and adds xylophone to TV on the Radio’s “Satellite.” Continue reading »