Monday, March 18, 2013

To Think I Killed A Cat: 36 Unexpected Cover Songs

Cover versions! Who doesn't love cover versions. Here's a list of some unusual and in some cases little-known reimaginings of some of yer favorite songs. As usual, add your own.

1. Toots and  the Maytals, "Country Roads"
2. Motion Device, "Wish You Were Here"*
3. Big Daddy," My Heart Will Go On"
4. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, "Theme from Shaft"
5. Pretenders, "Creep"
6. Gipsy Kings, "Hotel California"**
7. Lemonheads, "Mrs. Robinson"
8. Hayseed Dixie, "Ace of Spades"
9. M Ward, "Let's Dance"
10. Cake, "I Will Survive"
11. Aztec Camera, "Jump"
12. Johnny Cash, "Cat's in the Cradle"
13. Tori Amos, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
14. Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Joy Division)
15. Nouvelle Vague, "Guns of Brixton" (Clash)
16. R.E.M., "Wichita Lineman"
17. Jerry Lee Lewis, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
18. The Slits, "Heard it Through the Grapevine"
19. Scissor Sisters, "Comfortably Numb"
20. Sid Vicious, "My Way"

* Performed by an impressive 11 year-old girl.
** "It don't matter to Jesus. But you're not foolin' me, man."

UPDATE: the gang at Facebook came through as always!

21. Seattle Castaways, "Freeze Frame" (Tim Brechlin)
22. Don Ho, "Shock the Monkey" (Brian Middleton)
23. Two Nice Girls, "Sweet Jane/Love and Affection" (Meghan Hayes)
24. Shawn Colvin, "The Chain" (Meghan Hayes)
25. Nickel Creek, "Spit on a Stranger"  (Meghan Hayes)
26. Whitesnake, "Day Tripper" (Bill Moore)
27. Johnny Cash, "Hurt" (Mike Haines)
28. Ralph Stanley, "White Light/White Heat" (Dave Weil)
29. Anthrax, "Got the Time" (David Anderson)
30. Dwight Yoakam, "Train in Vain" (David Anderson)
31. Led Zeppelin, "Georgia on My Mind" (David Anderson)
32. William Shatner, "Common People" (Sergeff Suomi)
33. Overkill, "Frankenstein" (David Anderson)
34. Norah Jones, "Ride On" (David Anderson)
35. Tool, "Silly Love Songs" (David Anderson)
36. Richard Thompson, "Oops I Did It Again" (Milo George)

* New Prov shout-out!