Friday, July 12, 2013

"Everybody Loves A Cover Version Pt. 8" : THE WEEKEND MIX

I admit the concept is lazy. But it has been a bit of an overwhelming week and sometimes it's just too damn difficult to not only come up with a theme for the Weekend Mix, but to compile it, as well. I'm pretty sure it was Eudora Welty who said, "When the brain is mush, cover versions will do."

Original artists, not songwriters, in parentheses. Some goodies here, so try to listen to all of it, even if you think you don't like certain artists.


Stay in trouble.

Have a good weekend.


Bus Stop (The Hollies)- Fountains Of Wayne
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)- Lindsey Buckingham
Darling Be Home Soon (Lovin' Spoonful)- Jules Shear
The Inner Light (The Beatles)- Little Junior Parker
Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs)- Polyphonic Spree
Throw Her Away & Get A New One (Sparks)- New Pornographers
13 (Big Star)- Wilco
Last Nite (The Strokes)- Detroit Cobras
He's Got You (Patsy Cline)- Dean Martin
Sleeping On The Sidewalk (Queen)- Los Lobos
Sleepwalk (Santo & Johnny)- The Stray Cats
My Girl (The Temptations)- John Hiatt & Loudon Wainwright III
Razor Boy- (Steely Dan)- Billy Goodrum
I'm Not In Love (10cc)- Richie Havens
Harvest (Neil Young)- Rufus Wainwright & Chris Stills
Make Your Own Kind Of Music ("Mama" Cass Elliott)- Paul Westerberg



steve simels said...

Havens doing 10cc? That I gotta hear...

JAG said...

The cover version may be a well-used mix format, but your choices are anything but run of the mill.

Any mix with New Prons, let alone covering vintage Sparks, now you're talking a weekend-starter!

jeff k said...

worst thing about this was getting to the last song. great selection.

Shriner said...

Where did the New Pornos song come from?

Sal Nunziato said...

Shriner, from a WMFU radio performance.

charlie c. said...

Whoa! Your Not In Love covered by R. Havens - I have not heard that in many a moon. Thank you, thank you! Plus - what JAG said. Rainy Friday, Dean Martin - I can do that . . .

tut said...

i make a cover contest every year for my friends they love it..
some great ones here..thanks!

tut said...

can you provide a quick link to all your other cover posts ?

Sal Nunziato said...

Tut--I don't have a quick link. I could tell for sure that there weren't 7 previous parts.

Just search the blog for covers. Upper left corner.

tut said...

thanks man

A walk in the woods said...

I love covers. Guilty pleasure? I don't know, but I love 'em... I think I have 300 covers of Dylan songs alone.

Can't wait to hear Lindsey Buckingham do "Big Yellow Taxi" here - weird for him to pick that one.

HippieGirl21 said...

I've seen that picture before. It's from a movie called Serpico. Al Pacino plays this cop who tries to stop corruption in the police force and almost loses his life over it. He was pretty cute in there, considering he was so young :D

buzzbabyjesus said...

I'm sorry, anything starting with The Fountains Of Wayne followed by Lindsey Buckingham scares the bejesus out of me.