I remember the Berlin Wall falling, the disintegration of the Eastern Bloc and the Soviet Union. It was the most important event of the last 20th century. Who could have guessed that this would lead to…
…a techno/rock cover of “With or Without You”….by a band from the Ukraine….that is a Christian rock band? Kye Kye, you are amazing!
Hopefully I’ll be posting this again on January 8th, 2010. RTR.
Green Day is one of those bands that I was intrigued by immediately. But I thought they’d be a 15-minute of fame band. More than a one hit wonder, but not a band that we would get to watch grow artistically. Was I ever wrong.
How many punk bands can pull off a cover of Queen? I know, I know….somehow since they are commercially successful, the aren’t punk anymore. To that I say “BOLLOCKS!”
Billie Joe has always struggled with a pitchy voice. But I think Freddie Mercury would approve of this tribute.
Todd Snider is a great songwriter. Period. Up there with Tom T Hall, Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman. It all starts with being a great story teller. That’s evident on all of his albums. His sense of humor is great too as you’ll find out when he introduces his set or tunes his strings. of But he can also do a great cover. This is just what a great cover is all about. Here’s Todd with “Fortunate Son” from Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Be careful if you go check out the original version of this song by The Darkness. Because it will become stuck in your head for 5-7 days if you do. It’s just that catchy. I dig this slow R&B treatment even if it still leaves something to be desired. Not bad, Lemar.
Kudos to any frontman who tries to tackle a tune made famous by Freddie Mercury. Here’s Tom Chaplin putting in his best effort for Keane with “Under Pressure.” Queen and David Bowie composed the song as a group in a studio in Switzerland, frustrated with the lack of progress being made on another track. That’s called musical genius, which I don’t possess.
Football season is here! In the Yellowhammer State, that means we’ll hear this song at least 5 times before, during and after each Alabama game. What’s interesting is how beloved this song is around the US and around the world. So here is Finnish group the Leningrad Cowboys with the Alexandrov Ensemble having some fun with the Lynyrd Skynyrd southern rock anthem. Roll Tide Roll!