Feb 152017
 

Welcome to Cover Me Q&A, where we take your questions about cover songs and answer them to the best of our ability.

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Mike is back in his hometown of Cleveland after many years away. His return was not necessarily the reason the Cavs won the NBA finals, but it hasn’t been ruled out. He’s been writing his essays for Cover Me since 2011, 4 states ago. He still thinks the Counting Crows do a damn fine cover and he loved being part of the crew that got to find the best Bob Dylan covers for Dylan’s 70th birthday.
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Jun 102015
 

Welcome to Cover Me Q&A, where we take your questions about cover songs and answer them to the best of our ability.

Here at Cover Me Q&A, we’ll be taking questions about cover songs and giving as many different answers as we can. This will give us a chance to hold forth on covers we might not otherwise get to talk about, to give Cover Me readers a chance to learn more about individual staffers’ tastes and writing styles, and to provide an opportunity for some back-and-forth, as we’ll be taking requests (learn how to do so at feature’s end).

Today’s question, from Cover Me staffer Raphael Camara: What’s a song that’s been covered too many times?
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Aug 122014
 

“Ceremony” is known in most music fans knowledge as the song that bridged Joy Division’s transition to New Order following the death of the former’s frontman. As one of the last songs Ian Curtis wrote, there are recordings of Joy Division performing it but there is sadly not a fully realised studio version out there. Continue reading »

Sep 092013
 

When Yuck entered the scene in 2011 with their self-titled debut album, Sonic Youth comparisons abounded thanks to the heavy guitar distortion abundant in their well crafted, catchy tunes. The band has recently gone through some turmoil due to the departure of frontman Daniel Blumberg, but that hasn’t stopped the rest of the band from forging forward. Continue reading »

Sep 102012
 

Billed as “a festival unlike any other in a place like no other”,  Festival No.6  is set in the magical village of Portmeirion, in North Wales, UK. The location is a stunning backdrop featuring venues like the historic town hall and Bristol colonnade. You can even stay in a castle or in the village over the three days of music. Headliners feature New Order, Spiritualized and Primal Scream. Continue reading »

May 102012
 

Nada Surf fans may already be familiar with the bands’ tendency to cover songs. In 2010 they released a covers-only album titled If I Had a Hi-Fi, which aside from being an impressive palindrome, paid tribute to its influences. They covered material by Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Spoon, among others, managing to acknowledge the original artists while maintaining their own style. For A.V. Undercover, Nada Surf performed New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” and while there’s no suggestion that New Order are an influence, Nada Surf certainly played the popular song with a sense of reverence. Continue reading »