Looking for something familiar with a twist?
Best told from their About Us Page: Vitamin Records was formed in Los Angeles in 1999 to provide music lovers with high quality string quartet, lounge and electronic tributes to major pop and rock artists. Vitamin's mission is to offer fans exciting versions of their favorite songs performed in new musical contexts. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Mar 23, 2011 -
This year's top holiday duet doesn't feature Mariah Carey or Will Ferrell. It's Rodney the Mailman [local news]
and Andrew WK [original]
, live from the Chicago offices of the Onion AV Club in their Holiday Undercover project.
In typical Andrew WK style, a slightly... different version
is also available.
But this is not Rodney's first appearance -- nor are these covers few and far between. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Dec 22, 2010 -
The American Society of Magazine Editors and Amazon.com have announced the finalists
for best magazine covers of the year. There are 12 categories: News & Business; Most Controversial; Sport & Fitness; Lifestyle; Science, Technology & Nature; House & Home; Fashion & Beauty; Funniest; Entertainment & Celebrity; Most Delicious; Sexiest; and, Best Vampire. Favourites: Obama with Google-eyed glasses, Colbert looking crazy on skates, Ryan Reynolds's abs, and a couple of great-looking hotdogs.
posted by anothermug
on Aug 26, 2010 -
The Music of Jacques Brel
is an article by music journalist Amy Hanson about the career of pop music legend Jacques Brel and his effect on popular music in the English language. A lot of songs and covers are mentioned in the article, below the cut are links to the songs that I could find videos of online. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 6, 2010 -
Good Show Sir
- a blog of the worst science fiction and fantasy book covers from the deepest depths of second hand bookstores around the world.
posted by Artw
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Nouvelle Vague covers New Wave and Punk (MLYT)
Nouvelle Vague (no, not this one
) does Bossa Nova covers of New Wave and Punk songs, including: Dance with me
(Lords of the New Church
), Master and Servant
), Love will tear us apart
), Making plans for Nigel
), Blue Monday
), This is not a love song
), The guns of Brixton
), and one NSFW title [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Aug 19, 2009 -
70s/80s Soviet album covers
. Until today, I had no idea Soviet hair metal existed. Prepare for keytars, mall hair and proof that 80s cheese was not solely a product of degenerate kepitalist decadence.
posted by DecemberBoy
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Beck intends to record cover versions of selected albums in a day, unrehearsed, with guest musicians and then to release them on his website. Pitchfork announced it yesterday here
. The first song is Sunday Morning
posted by tawny
on Jun 19, 2009 -