The Covers Project is a database of cover songs (no remixes please) while the knockoff*project details a bunch of copies of album covers.
Bryan Ferry sounds exactly like John Lennon.
(I had dropped by this site a while back when it was at a different URL.)
It's really great, thanks for posting the links.
I like the deliberate parody:
BAD - EVEN WORSE :-)
thanks for posting the link... good find for the day (for me, that is!)
I don't think "knock-off" is a bit of a harsh word to use. Most are parodies or tributes... though there are a couple definite rips there. Weird Al's album covers are always good, though.. heh.
I had a radio show and i used to always do the cover song chain thing. It was fun.
One of my favorite covers is Annie Lennox's version of The Clash's "Train in Vain" -- she stays true enough to the original to make it recognizable but changes it just enough to make it interesting. I never liked the Red House Painters doing Paul McCartney's "Silly Love Songs." And I've always thought Radiohead belting out Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" was both hysterical and brilliant.
I like the fact that the website itself is a cover-version og Blue Robot (http://bluerobot.com/web/layouts/layout2.html
On my radio show, Shockwave, I play covers all the time. I went to the site, and they didn't have most of the really fun ones that I play. I entered in one Big Daddy CD, but got tired. There are several songs where I have two covers/parodies but not the originals.
No cover has knocked me on my ass quite like This Mortal Coil's cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren". Haunting and exquisite, but you probably knew that.
Jeff Buckley covering Cohen's "Hallelujah"
read a great book recently called 100 Best Album Covers. definitely worth a look.
as for cover songs, my favorite would have to be the smashing pumpkins' cover of landslide.
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