17 July 2008

Cover Song Bacchanalia!

Being the uber-geeky music-tard I am, I was up until the wee hours last night, spurred on the by the idea that, given enough artists covering other artists, that "chains" of covers would appear, and, perhaps, ultimately a "loop" of covers--that is, one artist who covers another, who covers someone else and so on until we get to a band that covers the artist I started with. (Geeky, I warned you!)

Well, while I'm still in search of the ever-elusive loop, I did maniacally scribble out notes for several awesome cover chains. So here they are!

David Crowder Band --->
O God Where Are You Now (In Pickerel Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?) --->
Sufjan Stevens --->
The Lakes of Canada --->
The Innocence Mission --->
Follow Me --->
John Denver --->
Song of Wyoming

Fun, eh? Here's another!

Snow Patrol --->
You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will --->
Bright Eyes --->
Devil Town --->
Daniel Johnston --->
I Saw Her Standing There --->
The Beatles --->
Mama You've Been On My Mind
Bob Dylan --->
Hallelujah --->
Leonard Cohen --->
A Thousand Kisses Deep

I'm working on more, stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

I like it. I might give this a shot. I bet I can get from bowie to jonathan richman and then back to bowie with the cover of 'pablo picasso' he did on his last album...

June said...

If you can, do it! and send us the results! :)

merry meghan said...

These are fun.

Anonymous said...

I cheated, and stretched it a little to make it work...

David Bowie
the velvet underground
-> foggy notion
the modern lovers
jonathan richman
->pablo picasso
David Bowie

it's a stretch because I'm taking Nico and Jonathan Richman as connected to they're respective bands.

I cheated because I found www.secondhandsongs.com which made up for my limited knowledge of Nico.

June said...

AWESOME!! I like it! I think the stretch is totally OK. I was thinking of doing something similar, but without my notes, I don't remember who offhand, but it was something like that.