An unexpected musical treat.
While on a search for an interesting modern cover of the Steve Miller Band song "Abracadabra"
, I stumbled onto Jeff McNeal's cover
, which completely confused me, as I assumed it was lip-syncing. It's not: Jeff is a professional voiceover artist, and announcer in the Los Angeles area
, and he's been recording hundreds of musical impressions of a wide range of songs and artists:
Credence Clearwater/John Fogerty
* Steppenwolf / John Kay
* The Doors/Jim Morrison
* The Knack/Doug Fieger
* Rolling Stones/Mick Jagger
* Burt Bacharach covering Dusty Springfield
* Dire Straits
* Van Morrison
* Tom Jones
* The Travelling Wilburys
* The Beach Boys
* Harry Nilsson
* The Police
* Led Zeppelin/Robert Plant
... and on and on. There are 375+ videos, so if he doesn't nail one voice to your liking, keep going. Some are eerie, while some are a guy who does dozens of impressions doing reasonably well.
He has a dedicated site to this ability, SingingImpressionist.com
I miss you, Danny Gans.
posted by jscott
on Dec 24, 2011 -
A Song of Ice and Fire [SLYT]
Game of Thrones Violin Cover. An acoustic and electric violin cover of the main theme song from Game of Thrones. Arranged and performed by Jason Yang. Original song and soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi.
posted by Fizz
on Jul 5, 2011 -
When Pigs Fly:
Jackie Chan and Ani DiFranco? The Fixx covering Nancy Sinatra? Devo sings "Ohio"? You won't believe your ears. The "back" button is directly below the album cover.
posted by St Urbain's Horseman
on Sep 28, 2007 -
The Torontoist Cover Song Catalogue. We tried to avoid some of the more obvious cover hits (like Alien Ant Farm's recent chart-topper "Smooth Criminal") and we stuck with actual recorded covers rather than including those only played in concert. You'll notice that most of these cover versions are pretty chilled-out, which is a byproduct of looking for tracks that were eclectic, odd and often very different from the originals.
posted by soundofsuburbia
on Nov 28, 2006 -
When Bad Singers Happen To Good Songs: The Songicides!
In today's Spectator
Markus Berkmann amusingly raises the deadly spectre of the worst covers
ever recorded. We're talking assassins here. I nominate Phil Collins's massacre of Holland/Dozier/Holland's "You Can't Hurry Love", as originally sung by Diana Ross and the Supremes; U2's goring of Cole Porter's "Night and Day", best sung by Sinatra or Ella and, worst of all, though he's my favourite artist, Leonard Cohen's mangling of Irving Berlin's classic "Always". What's the worst cover version
you'd like to report to Musical Homicide?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 4, 2003 -