Amanda and Rich talk about cover songs. How do they relate to the originals? What's the definitive version of the song? The better version? What makes them interesting musically? Is it a karaoke version? Great but unknown? A horror show? A complete surprise? A Hasselhoff?
Addicted to Love
One of the biggest songs - and biggest videos - of the 80s, a look back at one of the worst concert tragedies ever, and a band that completely flips the script and pulls it all together. Addicted to Love, originally by Robert Palmer, covered by Eagles of Death Metal, and by Florence and the Machine.
Outro music is I Love You All The Time, also by Eagles of Death Metal, from their return to Paris at the Olympia in February 2016.
A brilliant song that plays with the balance of musical and story expectations, a version from the aether, and the first meeting of the CoverUp Book Club. Chandelier, originally by Sia, covered by Josh Pyke, and by Damien Rice.
Outro music is Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil.
Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
Head trips, industrial mashups, and crypto-rhinestone cowboys? This week we look at Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2, originally by Pink Floyd, covered by Korn.
Outro music is Streets of Bakersfield, by Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens, and I swear we had a reason to put it there.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
The spirit of Kerri Strug, Welsh meat loaf, and the Reagan administration's deep-state. Clearly, we're talking about Have You Ever Seen The Rain, originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival, covered by Bonnie Tyler, and by The Spin Doctors.
Outro music is Hot Patootie/Bless My Soul by Meat Loaf from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Turn the Page
Life is tough for your friendly neighborhood rock star, and we hear all about it in the classic Turn The Page. Originally by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, covered by Waylon Jennings and by Metallica.
Outro music is Poor Poor Pitiful Me by Warren Zevon.
Father's Day 2021 Special
We do something different for Father's Day. This week, we look at 5 songs where the artist is covering a song originally recorded by their father. It's a lot of songs this week. Natalie Cole covers Unforgettable, Hank Williams Jr and III cover Move It On Over, Roseanne Cash covers I Still Miss Someone, Wilson Phillips cover God Only Knows, and Lily Winwood covers Higher Love.
Outro music is Papa Don't Preach, by Madonna.
Fun and thoughtful cover song comparisons
The fun and diverse song selection along with the easy rapport between the hosts make this new pod a delightful listen.
Prejudiced views on country music
Listened to the episode on Wagon Wheel. The hosts clearly and unabashedly hated on the Darius Rucker version. Fair enough.
Then they unnecessarily brought race into it, seeming to claim the only reason Rucker’s version was the biggest hit was because of his race. They didn’t bother to critique his version of the cover as much as they did they other.
They then claimed Darius “does not belong in that hat,” and backed up that claim with “Charley Pride never wore a hat.”
My only complaint: is your microphone broken? Every time you pause or take a breath the mic cuts out to pure silence and it makes sounds like my device died or my headphones disconnected or something. Would be five stars if not for that.