Monday, November 24, 2008

Max: The French Everyman

In 1966, the same year as the Jimi Hendrix Experience cover, Antoine meets Les Problemes and records a garagey French version of Hey Joe; only Joe becomes Max...and perhaps a bit more friendly?

Mp3 Antoine Rencontre Les Problemes / Hey Max (Cover of 'Hey Joe' / Billy Roberts, The Leaves, etc. 1966)

Here's a few non-cover tracks from Antoine Recontre Les Problemes.

Mp3 Antoine Rencontre Les Problemes / Je Ne Vois Rien (1966)

Wes Anderson, you should probably go ahead and use this one in your next film:

Mp3 Antoine Rencontre Les Problemes / Des Lendemains (1966)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hoot Loove

The third girl I slept with used to call my penis my raison d'ĂȘtre.
--Haruki Murakami, Hear the Wind Sing, 76

MP3 Justus Kohncke / Hot Love
(remix of Wolfgang Voigt's T. Rex cover ft Meloboy, 2004)

MP3 Wolfgang Voigt / Hot Love (T. Rex instrumental cover, 2003)

MP3 Elf Power / Hot Love (T. Rex cover, 2002)

MP3 T. Rex / Hot Love (1972)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

If I Have A Cold and Long Milkshake and You Have A Cold and Long Milkshake

Am I cheating by posting a cover from a new album composed exclusively of covers? Probably... nonetheless, here's The Postmarks' version of 'Five Years' from By the Numbers... Hangovers inspire the apocalyptic...

Mp3 The Postmarks / Five Years (David Bowie Cover)

And, as a bonus, my baby and soul are crushed for your listening pleasure.

Mp3 The Postmarks / 7-11 (Ramones Cover)

This Mortal Coil

We David Lynch augury...

from Modern English / Mesh & Lace LP (1981)
MP3 Gathering Dust
MP3 Sixteen Days

full This Mortal Coil / Sixteen Days-Gathering Dust EP (1983)
MP3 Sixteen Days-Gathering Dust (Modern English medley cover)
MP3 Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley cover)
MP3 Sixteen Days (Modern English cover)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

uniqa in ya speaka

MP3 MF Doom / All Outta Ale (Blockhead remix, 2004)

Close your legs and open your mind.
--conventional wisdom quoted on KXLU's Demolisten 2008-06-06

Friday, November 7, 2008

If you will it...

MP3 Hazel Nuts Chocolate / Wild Wild Summer (Flipper's Guitar cover)

"The chocolate city is no dream!"

--DJ during a funky ass set on KCRW 99.9 FM at 12:05AM on 2008-11-07

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

May the power of power compel you.

MP3 The Fugs / Exorcising the Evils Spirits out of the Pentagon

MP3 The Fugs / Mutant Stomp
(cover of Charles Olson's "I Want to Know," 1966)

MP3 Dump / Morning Morning
(Fugs cover, 1995)

"At the beginning of Discourse Networks 1800/1900 stood the Fugs with their song 'Exorcizing the Evils Spirits out of the Pentagon.' At the end stand words that have brought other words onto a screen.

"There is no end to the writing of books, wrote the preacher. Even books written to bring about the end of books and of their ordering submit to this pronouncement."
--Friedrich Kittler, "Afterword," Discourse Networks 1800/1900

"For the first time in the history of the Pentagon, there will be a grope-in within a hundred feet of this place."
--Tuli Kupferberg, "Exorcising the Evils Spirits out of the Pentagon"

Monday, November 3, 2008

Daniel: 'But Gaawwwdd, I don't wanna be in the lion's den'

A little of that old time religion (seemed logical after the New York Dolls), I pray it's good enough for you.

Mp3 Prof. Johnson & His Gospel Singers / Give Me That Old Time Religion (Cover of ? Possibly the Fisk Jubilee Singers)