Thursday, July 26, 2012


The other big Lemonheads cover.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Boston week continues...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Out Theres

In Boston for the next few weeks... I'll try to get some good SftD content from the 90s college scene up here in the next posts. Here are two "hits" with the same name.

Friday, July 20, 2012


Hadn't heard this XTC cover of "All Along the Watchtower" before.

A couple of interesting things here:

  1. By my own definition of "versions" and "covers"—i.e. versions are copies of musical material, covers are copies of musical performances—this is clearly a cover of Dylan's song. It's a cover with low fidelity to its source, but still a cover. Despite genre differences, Dylan's performance matters more here than the song. The reuse of the harmonica is a particularly nice touch.
  2. What is great here is how little XTC takes from Hendrix's version, by all accounts, the definite version of the song. Perhaps, a certain enthusiasm for noise, but not much else.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Queen Bitches

Green River

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Smokestack Lightnins

More from Seattle... nice version of Howlin' Wolf made extra SFTD with the Sonic Youth sample at the end.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I was watching Pearl Jam 20 last night and was reminded that they won a Grammy for "Spin the Black Circle". Really wish they would have mentioned Hüsker Dü in the acceptance speech.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


From the Song Retains the Name file...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Can't Dos

An absurdist take on the Beatles' influence...

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Yet another Spotify test...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Spotify Test

I've been listening to a lot of Eno and GBV since New Year's... always thought these had a similar feel, though it's hard to pin down.

Brian Eno :: Here Come the Warm Jets

Guided By Voices :: Alright