Feb 212017

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


Jordan Becker lives in Tarrytown, New York, a suburb of NYC where the Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson (until the new bridge is finished and they knock it down). He’s been writing for Cover Me since 2013, debuting with an essay about Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg and Wilco (see below). Of all his Cover Me pieces, he’s “kind of proud” of spotlighting the Grateful Dead and defending Dexys Midnight Runners.
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Jul 272011

To successfully attack a song that’s as much of a classic as Blondie’s “Call Me,” an artist needs more than just a certain level of talent. The artist needs originality; she needs swagger. Luckily for us, California’s Dev (and production team the Cataracs) has all that in spades. It’s no surprise that the vocalist who was sampled (or featured, depending on how you look at it) on Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” is enough of a badass to do a good Blondie cover. What’s refreshing is just how she does it. Continue reading »