COVER: “Wrecking Ball”

I am a big fan of cover songs, especially great cover songs that can strip away the perceived notion or idea of a song and expose the real beauty of a song. I think Ásgeir does that brilliantly with his cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”. I have always said that lyrically “Wrecking Ball” was a solid song, but ruined by the vision of the pop tart swinging around on a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer. Her abrasiveness ruined the delicateness of the song and Ásgeir redeems the song beautifully. Ásgeir: Facebook | Twitter | Website Continue reading COVER: “Wrecking Ball”

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “Istanbul, Not Constantinople”

This week’s Throwback Thursday cover should have been called: MIND COMPLETELY BLOWN! How have I not known that They Might be Giants wasn’t the  original band that sang “Istanbul, Not Constantinople”? Totally thought they were the originators but it was a group called The Lads. So we give you the They Might be Giants version put to the visuals of Tiny Toons and the original! Continue reading THROWBACK THURSDAY: “Istanbul, Not Constantinople”

COVER: “All of Me”

Check out Randall Rahn’s cover of John Legend’s “All of Me.” The singer-songwriter was born and raised in the city of angels (AKA Los Angeles) and enjoys all styles of music and connecting with those who might feel alone, letting those know they are not alone. “We’ve all been through our ups and downs. The only thing that gets us through them is knowing that someone else has.” states Randall. If you dig this song, Randall’s giving it away for free on his website. Click here to grab it and add it to your music collection. Randall Rahn: Facebook | … Continue reading COVER: “All of Me”

Throwback Thursday: “Pale Blue Eyes”

In my eyes, The Kills can do no wrong and their cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” is signature The Kills and an absolute smart and brilliant cover. The cover of “Pale Blue Eyes” was one of the b-sides to The Kills’ single “The Last Goodbye” that was from their last album BLOOD PRESSURES. The Kills: Facebook | Website “Pale Blue Eyes” by The Kills “Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “Pale Blue Eyes”