Tag Archives: 1970s

Heart of Glass by cortex

Heart of Glass is an awesomely eclectic cover of the 1970’s disco Blondie tune: it features “acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, piano, jazz organ, vibes, panflute, synth vox, drumset, a couple of bean shakers, tone blocks, clapping-and-stomping-in-the-bathroom, kazoo, and at least three vox takes.” It manages to perch just on the edge of falling apart, which is a really fun and interesting place for music. It sounds like a party, though it’s all by one guy.

Wuthering Heights by MaiaMadness

Wuthering Heights is an acoustic version of the Kate Bush song. It’s sort of unplugged, and sparser than the original track.

Memo To My Son by ORthey

Memo To My Son is ORthey’s second cover from Randy Newman’s 1972 album “Sail Away,” in his pre-Pixar-soundtrack days. It’s hilarious and sincere, with pretty music. Here’s the original version.

(don’t fear the) reaper by kimyo

(don’t fear the) reaper is a pretty cover of the Blue Öyster Cult song, with a cello instead of an electric guitar, woman-fronted instead, and atmospheric in an ethereal way.

Silver Machine by billieraymartin

Silver Machine is an electro cover of a Hawkwind song, done by DJ Hell, featuring Billie Ray Martin.

Happy Pi Day!

Bathe Your Children by doubtfulpalace

Bathe Your Children is a goofy cover of the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song, “Teach Your Children,” as a parody with nonsensical lyrics.

Insomnia sure makes weird things happen. To insomnia!

I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock’n’Roll by Karlos the Jackal

I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock’n’Roll is like a Magnetic Fields outtake; deliberate pace, bass singing, and unusual instruments – Marxophone and autoharp.

The original versions are by Nick Lowe and also by Dave Edmunds, and they’re rockabilly or roots rock.

Take a Chance on Me by equality7-2521

Take a Chance on Me is a melancholy indie pop take on the ABBA classic.

All I Want Is You by Corduroy

All I Want Is You is a cover of the Barry Louis Polisar song, which popped up in the movie Juno. This is a pretty straightforward cover – it’s folksy, with a banjolele and acoustic guitar. It’s a cute song!

Franklin’s Tower by terrapin

Franklin’s Tower is a lovely, drunk jam band at a wedding, with an appreciative audience. I love the atmosphere! It’s a more laid-back cover of a Grateful Dead song, by the way.

Watching the Detectives by chococat

Watching the Detectives is a lovely take on the Elvis Costello classic – acoustic, but with a touch of reggae in the background.

Sorry for the delay! I lost track of the queue of songs I’d posted, and Metric’s new “Synthetica” album has grabbed me and won’t let go. I highly recommend it!

Wish You Were Here by backseatpilot

Wish You Were Here is a stripped-down, entirely acoustic cover of the Pink Floyd song. I think it’s cool that this was the first recording backseatpilot ever made, after a year of guitar practice.

You Haven’t Done Nothin’ (Plump Mix) by ageispolis

You Haven’t Done Nothin’ (Plump Mix) is a tighter remix of the politically aware 1974 Stevie Wonder original. So funky.

I’m experimenting with podcast tags a bit. Let me know what you think!

I Wish by ageispolis

Oh man that funky bassline YES!

I Wish remixes Stevie Wonder’s song, and it thickens up the awesome starting riff.

Old Man by ORthey

Old Man is a sad, pretty cover of a Randy Newman song, from his 1972 album “Sail Away,” well before he composed songs for Pixar movies.

Tower Song by inoculatedcities

Tower Song is a cover of a Townes Van Zandt song, pretty and sad.