Skip

Of Montreal covers
February 1, 2008 1:11 PM   Subscribe

Here are 52 cover songs that Of Montreal have done over the years. via
posted by carsonb (37 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mmmmm...I love Of Montreal...thanks for this.
posted by nzero at 1:14 PM on February 1, 2008


His voice is a perfect fit for "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch".
posted by Dr-Baa at 1:29 PM on February 1, 2008


Oh wow, I can't believe they covered "Spanish Dance Troupe" by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci! I love everything GZM have ever produced, but they aren't exactly the most well known of bands, so it's awesome to see that they have some fans in Of Montreal.
posted by afx237vi at 1:47 PM on February 1, 2008


oh my god, I'm in love with you.
posted by ialwayscryatendings at 1:47 PM on February 1, 2008


Doing "Back to School" from Royal Trux is a left-field move, but it's a good cover. Nice job.
posted by porn in the woods at 1:57 PM on February 1, 2008


Thanks so much!
posted by malpractice at 2:08 PM on February 1, 2008


FYI the 3 I've tried so far are rather sketchy quality.
posted by geoff. at 2:08 PM on February 1, 2008


flagged.
posted by Stynxno at 2:10 PM on February 1, 2008


flagged

there's a flag for that, you know.
posted by ORthey at 2:15 PM on February 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


That Eno cover is fucking brilliant. And yes, his voice is perfect for it.
posted by maudlin at 2:16 PM on February 1, 2008


Excellent choice of Who, Kinks, Beatles and Velvets covers. Nice harmonies, and good singing on the high notes. These Canadian children have nothing to be ashamed of.
posted by Faze at 2:21 PM on February 1, 2008


FYI the 3 I've tried so far are rather sketchy quality.

I've DownedTheMall! and am working my way through the lot. The collection so far seems to be about 70/30 live recordings (with about half of those being 3rd party bootlegs)/studio work.

flagged. as fantastic!
posted by carsonb at 2:24 PM on February 1, 2008


You'll go blind doing that, carsonb. And then who the hell would bring us these links, eh?
posted by maudlin at 2:27 PM on February 1, 2008


One summer day in 2006 fate smiled on me. I got a press pass to LA's Detour festival while trying to buy a ticket at the door, and it allowed me to hang out in the pit under the stage and get some quality pictures of Of Montreal.

Also, they rocked it. Great post.
posted by mullingitover at 2:28 PM on February 1, 2008


These Canadian children have nothing to be ashamed of.

They're from Athens, GA.
posted by prosthezis at 2:45 PM on February 1, 2008


I've never heard of these guys before but any band that does an electronica Misfits cover is A OK with me.
posted by cazoo at 3:10 PM on February 1, 2008


Ooh, how fun! I am Downing Them All right now!
posted by gemmy at 3:27 PM on February 1, 2008


Let's go outback tonight...
posted by item at 3:29 PM on February 1, 2008


LIFE WILL STILL BE THERE TO-MORROW
posted by item at 3:29 PM on February 1, 2008


I go to school with the guy that runs this blog, and fuck, he really likes Of Montreal.
posted by phrontist at 3:43 PM on February 1, 2008


Let's go outback tonight...

That commercial fills me with the rage. It'd be the one thing if they'd just licensed the song as is, but no—they had to change the lyrics too. Ugh.

On the other hand, how cool is it that Of Montreal's record label is pimping links to sharity blogs filled with their good music?
posted by carsonb at 3:46 PM on February 1, 2008


That is a beautiful cover of "Harvest Moon." Wow.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:49 PM on February 1, 2008


Great post. I need to make time to explore these. Thanks.
posted by bardic at 4:54 PM on February 1, 2008


I thought you were talking about Montreal by Autechre there for a sec, haha. But no.
posted by snoktruix at 5:01 PM on February 1, 2008


These Canadian children have nothing to be ashamed of.

If the naming origin stories are true, he's slightly ashamed regretful that he didn't get to have half-Canadian children.
posted by CKmtl at 5:01 PM on February 1, 2008


Thanks! Here is some more great music, many live recordings, by them and other bands from Elephant Six collective, including the best band ever neutral milk hotel.
posted by dnial at 5:10 PM on February 1, 2008


That commercial fills me with the rage.

Here's Kevin's explanation of why they did that....as well as a T-Mobile ad.

I love love LOVE this band...and they are all very nice to speak with, as well!
posted by Windigo at 5:39 PM on February 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is great. Thanks.
posted by purephase at 5:54 PM on February 1, 2008


surprisingly, Of Montreal is not yet domainating the recently listened tracks page. I will work on this right now. Thanks carsonb!
posted by jessamyn at 6:40 PM on February 1, 2008


carsonb: I think I love you. I truly mean that.
posted by pookzilla at 7:28 PM on February 1, 2008


I was excited to see that Of Montreal covered Os Mutantes' Bat Macumba. It is too bad, however, that their version doesn't reproduce one of the main things that makes the song so great.

The original lyrics create bat wings on the written page by removing a syllable at a time with each repetition so that the sentence roughly translated as "play those afro-brazilian religious drums to bring on spirit possession" morphs into "Batman" and then back again. It creates all these unexpected phrase lengths throughout the song.
posted by umbú at 7:54 PM on February 1, 2008


amazing, thank you.
posted by mayfly wake at 8:09 PM on February 1, 2008


what a great way to spend a Saturday morning...
Thank you!!
posted by ameca at 8:35 PM on February 1, 2008


YANP's been one of my favorite music blogs for quite some time. This is about the only thing he could post that'd top the Girl Talk set from Bonnaroo, in my mind.

Um. Until the next time he posts something super awesome.
posted by sparkletone at 10:38 PM on February 1, 2008


Awesome. And great covers.

The only thing more I could want was Steely Dan's "Dr.Woo." but I'll take the Buzzcocks and Big Star to hold me over.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:13 AM on February 2, 2008


You can judge this band by its covers.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:32 AM on February 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love their cover of "Jimmy" by M.I.A. which itself is a cover of a Bollywood song.
posted by mike3k at 4:59 PM on February 3, 2008


« Older Click.   |   Because it's filler, filler night. Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post