Sunday, August 01, 2004

Complementarity Revoked? (via Metafilter)

Hate is Up. (via Orcinus)

Of course, as soon as i’d posted my list of cover songs others began crowding into my brain. First of all, it was seeing an album featuring the Living Brass’s “Indian Reservation” that set off this whole train of thought. (I now have the record, & it is every bit as awesome as i could have expected.) Second, digging through my record collection has caused me to revisit Joseph Lanza’s Elevator Music. Then, the gods have responded to my 25-year prayers by giving me a mint copy of the only collectible Jackie Gleason album, Lonesome Echo (because of its cover by
Salvador Dali)...

Emerson, Lake and Palmer- Toccata [4th movement of Ginastera’s 1st Piano Concerto]
Jethro Tull- Bouree [Bach]
Miles Davis- Concerto de Aranjuez [Adagio movement]
Streisand- If You Could Read My Mind
Harmonicats- Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Bill Justis- Cast Your Fate to the Wind; Alley Cat
Sheryl Crow- First Cut is the Deepest
Esquivel- Nature Boy
John Zorn & Naked City- Peter Gunn Theme
anything by Clara Rockmore [theremin], or the Koto Connection
Perez Prado- Blue Tango
Arthur Lyman- Blowin’ in the Wind
Jerry Goodman- Perry Mason Theme [violin!]
Martin Denny- Clair de Lune; Take Five
Chim Kothari- Guantanamara [sitar]
Gus Vali- Aquarius [flute & xylophone]
Electronic Concept Orchestra- Atlantis [Moog]
Pat Boone- Holy Diver
Diamanda Galas- Gloomy Sunday
Julie London- Sometimes I Feel
Gipsy Kings- Volare
Rare Earth- Eleanor Rigby
Manfred Mann- Quinn the Eskimo
Odetta- Gallows Pole [also Led Zeppelin’s]
Tori Amos- Smells Like teen Spirit
Aerosmith- Come Together
Sonny & Cher- Like a Rolling Stone
Michael Buble’- Fever
Dan & Dale- This Magic Moment
Roches- It’s Bad for Me
Ventures- Nadja’s Theme
Ace Cannon-Blue Prelude
Hugo Winterhalter- Theme from Rosemary’s Baby
Sara Brightman- Whiter Shade of Pale
Michael Hedges- Purple Haze [acoustic!]
Jimmy Lafave- Walk Away Renee
Judy Collins- Dress Rehearsal Rag
Huun-Huur-Tu: The Internationale [Tuvan throat-singing]
The Luv’d Ones- He Cried [was “She Cried”]
Dead Can Dance- The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Concrete Blonde- Everybody Knows
Johnette Napolitano- Dancing Barefoot
Roseanne Cash- River
Indigo Girls- It Won’t Take Long
Sophie B Hawkins- The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Johnny Rivers- Baby I Need Your Lovin’
The Baroque Inevitable- Wild Thing/Sunny
Big daddy-Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
K D Lang- The Joker
The Lions- Happy New Year Twist [Auld Lang Syne]
Joe Cocker- You Are So Beautiful
Laibach- Let It Be
Pointer Sisters- Fire [Bruce Springsteen's]
Ronstadt- The Waiting is the Hardest Part
...& of course that Symphonic Stones album...

And a related thought: are there ever any good movie remakes?
Off the top of my head, Herzog’s Nosferatu; The Italian Job; The Thomas Crown Affair; Coppolla’s Dracula.

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