Have you ever heard Appetite for Destruction and thought, I wish this leaned more electropop? Have you long lusted after a Duran Duran cover of “Mr. Brownstone”? Have you wondered what Slash could do with a keytar? Wonder no more! Ruby Isle, the sort-of-tongue-in-cheek cover band featuring Minnesota musician Mark Mallman, covered all twelve songs as infectious dance pop. Axl Rose, apparently, was less than thrilled.
The cover-blogging-internet-music-webosphere is exploding. Or imploding. Or just ploding generally. Basically… a lot of new covers have cropped up in the past 24 hours.
The Bon Iver-featuring Gayngs take a leisurely stroll through the recently-incarcerated George Michael’s “One More Try” with help from Har Mar Superstar. The Morning Benders trot a bit faster through a Ram classic for a new mixtape. Japandroids throw a PJ Harvey cover on the b-side of their new seven inch. Phospherescent hits the heavens with a faithful “Across the Universe.” Example unleashes his inner teenie-bopper with the 274th cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”