Monday, 22 September 2008


covers can suck... or can be great !

two things.

# I'm not there
a movie about the life of Bob Dylan, with Cate Blanchette, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere.
It was overall critically acclaimed last year, and i liked it too. I just found one critical review here.
The Dylan soundtrack is great, but the actual OST-album is a cover album. All artists were supported by The Million Dollar Bashers, an all-star band ( featuring Sonic Youth stars Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Television guitarist Tom Verlaine, Dylan bassist Tony Garnier, guitarist Smokey Hormel and keyboardist John Medeski)

Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Pavement & The Million Dollar Bashers - Ballad Of A Thin Man
My Morning Jacket & Calexico - Goin' To Acapulco
Antony & The Johnsons - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

# BBC Radio 1 - established 1967
Radio 1 was 40 years old last year, and did a cover album :
40 artists have recorded 40 cover versions as part of Radio 1 Established 1967. Each artist was given a different year, and asked to record a track that was a Top 20 hit in that particular year. Some of them remained true to the original version, and others reinterpreted it.

Amy Winehouse - Cupid (Johnny Nash 1969)
Robbie Williams - Lola (The Kinks 1970)
Franz Ferdinand - Sound And Vision (David Bowie 1977)
Editors - Lullaby (The Cure 1989)
Klaxons - No Diggity (Blackstreet 1996)
Hard-Fi - Toxic (britney spears 2004)

+ PS : here's an older post with a lot of great covers.

1 comment:

pyt said...

Nice coincidence, I just bought this great OST last Saturday :-)

It also contains one (more) cover of All allong the watchtower which is, in my opinion, the best rock song ever!