Duran Duran: “Five Years” (Bowie Cover)

The iconic “Wild Boys” of the 80s, Duran Duran, released an amazing cover of Bowie’s “Five Years” from his the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders Mars. Simon Le Bon says this of recording, “Five Years”: “When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song Five … Continue reading Duran Duran: “Five Years” (Bowie Cover)

David Bowie: Tryin’ to Get to Heaven / Mother

On what would have been his 74th birthday (January 8th), the Bowie Estate released two previously unreleased covers. One of “TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN” by Bob Dylan and the other of “MOTHER” by John Lennon. Whew boy, I was not emotionally ready for those two songs. Separately, they are a gut punch, but together on a single, they brought me to my knees.. According … Continue reading David Bowie: Tryin’ to Get to Heaven / Mother

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LISTEN: Circles by The Cadillac Three

Coming in hot on the heels of their January release COUNTRY FUZZ, comes a strip down acoustic cover of Post Malone’s “Circles”. Damn is this cover pretty amazing. Jaren’s voice brings a certain heartache and sadness that I don’t get from Post Malone’s original and this cover is just simply beautiful from the music to the vocals. You won’t regret giving this beauty a listen. … Continue reading LISTEN: Circles by The Cadillac Three

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COVER: Love is a Battlefield by The Amity Affliction

This may be my favorite cover of PAT BENATAR‘s “LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD”. From their debut album SEVERED TIES, THE AMITY AFFLICTION nails this cover. While keeping the feel of the overall vibe of the original but making the drums heavier and the guitars more haunting, where TAA, bring their touch is the vocals. The vocals of AHREN STRINGER and JOEL BIRCH is a ying and yang, showing … Continue reading COVER: Love is a Battlefield by The Amity Affliction

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COVER: My Way by Andy Black

Rocker ANDY BLACK (BLACK VEIL BRIDES) has released a rocking rendition of the classic FRANK SINATRA song “MY WAY”. While Andy features the same baby blues and heart melting smile as Frank and could very well be the “punk rocker” version of crooner, what Andy does is take “MY WAY” and introduces it to a younger generations that may not know Frank. Andy has the … Continue reading COVER: My Way by Andy Black

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COVER: Wicked Game by Keith Wallen

We’re kicking of our weekly cover aka transformation Tuesday with a pretty rad cover of Chris Issac’s classic “Wicked Game”. Track 5 on the ALLIES (2014) EP by KEITH WALLEN (BREAKING BENJAMIN, COPPER, ADELITAS WAY), this song show cases the accomplished singer-songwriter’s voice. Quiet. Emotional. Haunting. More KEITH WALLEN: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteListen to KEITH WALLEN: Spotify Continue reading COVER: Wicked Game by Keith Wallen

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LISTEN: I’ll Always Be in Love With You by Rituals of Mine

I cannot say I knew RITUALS OF MINE even existed before I listened to her amazing cover of BRENDA LEE‘s “I’LL ALWAY BE IN LOVE WITH YOU”. But I’m gland I know of her music now. RITUALS OF MINE (formerly SISTER CRAYON) is from the master mind of TERRA LOPEZ. “I’LL ALWAY BE IN LOVE WITH YOU” is a breezy and delicate rendition and a departure … Continue reading LISTEN: I’ll Always Be in Love With You by Rituals of Mine

Track of the Day: “Let Her Go” by Scars on 45

NETTWERK is celebrating 30 years with a little help from their friends, their current artists covering artists in their 30 year history with the album “FROM COVER to COVER: 30 YEARS at NETTWERK“. We must say it’s pretty dang brilliant! One of the covers we absolutely love is SCARS ON 45 covering PASSENGER‘s “Let Her Go.” PASSENGER‘s original version is already so emotional we were … Continue reading Track of the Day: “Let Her Go” by Scars on 45

Track of the Day: “Coffee” by Yohannes

Today’s Track of the Day is actually a cover song. As you know, we love, love, love, SYLVAN ESSO and Boston’s YOHANNES covers their delicate and airy “Coffee.” YOHANNES does a fine cover “Coffee,” giving it an harder feeling that the original. Listen to both below. Yohannes: Facebook | Twitter | Website ORIGINAL: SYVLAN ESSO: Facebook | Twitter | Website Pick up their album at SYLVAN ESSO now … Continue reading Track of the Day: “Coffee” by Yohannes

COVER OF THE WEEK: “Let it Ride” by Gareth Asher

SONG: “Let it Ride” ORIGINAL ARTIST: RYAN ADAMS COVER ARTIST: GARETH ASHER This is actually one of my favorite songs by RYAN ADAMS and after hearing the butchering of “Stars Go Blue” by country artist, TIM McGRAW, I am always skeptical of hearing any Ryan song covered. Ryan brings so much emotion and strength to his songs, but knowing GARETH ASHER, I knew this cover would … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: “Let it Ride” by Gareth Asher

Track of the Day: “Legendary Lovers” by 26

I am a bit biased, but 26‘s cover of KATY PERRY‘s “Legendary Lovers” is absolutely wonderful. Even if I am biased, I prefer the cover by 26 over the original. The song sounds meaningful and full of emotion their way and while I listen to Katy’s version, I feel as if it’s a series of bad puns sung by 16 year old. That’s just my opinion. … Continue reading Track of the Day: “Legendary Lovers” by 26