WFMU is blowing my mind, at the moment, with a live Webster Lewis track.
And now, for something I’ve always wanted to toss off: Dream Covers.
This could be endless, by the way. Please make it so. Like they say on the cheesy radio stations, we wanna hear from you. Points go to those idea which pair artists and songs that are as unlikely to occur as they are perfect matches.
Mary J. Blige would cover the Beatles “Drive My Car”
is, to me, a more exciting cover for its unlikelihood, albeit perfect combo, than, say
Lightning Bolt would cover Master of Puppets in its entirety.
I’d love that, but of course they would. But if they covered the Boredoms’ debut, that’d be a challenge.
So here we go:
Leonard Nimoy: “Tequila”
Tom Waits – “Let Me Clear My Throat” (DJ Kool/Doug E. Fresh)
Justin Timberlake – “Don’t Forget Me” Harry Nilsson
Feist: “Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo
Grinderman – Cream’s “Tales of Brave Ulysses”
LCD Soundsystem – “Emotional Rescue” -The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones – “Why Can’t I Touch It” -Buzzcocks
Kelly Clarkson – Del Shannon – “Runaway”
Deerhunter – “Gardening at Night” REM
David Sylvian — “this Girl’s in Love” Bacharach (?) or was that Goffin/King?
Girl Talk – “The Letter U and the Number 2” by Negativeland
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: “Requiem Por Un Con” by Serge Gainsbourg or “Another Lost Weekend” by Wall of Voodoo
Jandek – anything by the Clipse
Lightning Bolt – “I am the Sea” by the Who
Shearwater – “Here Comes the Flood” Peter Gabriel
Drones – “Kung fu” by Curtis Mayfield
Futureheads – “Boy Soprano” Xiu Xiu
Britney Spears – “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” The Smiths