Thursday, March 06, 2008

Last Train To Coverville

"Coverville is a podcast, produced three times a week, that focuses on cover songs - a new rendition of a previously recorded song."
Next time you want to listen to a whole bunch of Velvet Underground covers or perhaps some a capella covers of Sting songs (snicker, snicker), head over to Coverville. It is simply an amazing website.

I couldn't get the site's "search" function to work but if you go to the "Archives" and do a CTRL-F (or, as I recently discovered, simply press the "/" key) to search by band.

(Holy moly: I just located a bluegrass tribute to Van Halen and an entire show dedicated to covers of well-known songs performed in other languages - "Rock El Casbah"!)


Puppy Manohar said...

Oh nice. Maybe it will have that weird French reggae version of Hotel California.



Tabula Rasa said...

ah, more time suckocity.

??! said...

now you're dissing Sting too?

As for cover versions, the best I ever heard was the London Philharmonic playing "The Wall". Awesomeness.

Tabula Rasa said...

did you hear about the cover band for the barenaked ladies? they're called the dressing gowns.

(have i said this before?)

km said...

TR: but sweet suckocity. And no, I had not heard about the Dressing Gowns :)

Puppy: how about a really weird bhangra version?

??!: Only Sting. Not The Police. (I thought LP's "The Wall" made the album even more bombastic, if such a thing is even possible :))

Arthur Quiller Couch said...

You had to go and mention Van fucking Halen. Spoiler!

km said...

AQC: Er..sorry?