A stunner from Nilsson. Happy Hump-Day!
A stunner from Nilsson. Happy Hump-Day!
This track was originally composed with a drum machine on overdrive. Great programming.
Look at this bad mother rocking it out on drums. Stick around for the end!
I mean goddamn, listen to this lady who’s modified her ancient Japanese instrument to play modern tunes through an amplifier. Pretty cool. What an amazing sound, somewhere between a guitar and a harp.
I see that Skin Tight cover and I’m going to raise you… Let’s Love
Here’s a nice groove by The Brooks bringing some Ohio Players to the Montreal jazz scene.
Here’s a 12 year old ripping Bat Out of Hell on the piano, from memory. Rock on children, rock on.
Great composition from Jim Steinman and Meatloaf.
Forgot to post this one from last month — thank you Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon for recreating this moment of MTV history:
Eddie and the Pearl Jam boys are still rockin in the free world, and have added a new cover to their repertoire. In case anyone is still trippin balls!
Amp Fiddler managed to launch a successful solo career after many years with the P-Funk Mob. His records take that P-Funk groove and give it a touch more soul/R&B and let Amp get his strut on. Here’s a nice live clip from Switzerland a few years back where he mixes one of his songs into a MJ classic.
Great cover by The Tom Tom Club
complete with video bonus of random pretty women.
There’s a lot going on in this clip. It’s pretty good.
Ray Charles + Stevie Wonder, doing one of Stevie’s funk songs, with neither of their bands, for an awards show. It looks like the late 80’s with plastic keyboards and big hair but the talent is so great it works out just fine.
Also since Ray’s R&B big band really doesn’t do the early 70’s funk groove that this song was originally cut in, for this era they turned into a disco-tempo gospel style romp. It’s reframes the song nicely.
Imagine if these two ever did a full record together….
I love covers & I love proper video production so I can’t help but post when I find it:
Here’s a clip of Lauryn Hill, her band, and The Roots doing a Bob Marley cover on Jimmy Fallon’s old show. Very nice.
Random act of music: Lunch at the cafeteria in Vietnam
Stay for the guitar solo!
Great version of one of my favorite Stones songs, just voice and guitar:
Yes computer’s seem amazing, but then there’s human’s and the rest of the animal kingdom. Wow.
Human’s ability to process music and lyrics, whether it be creation, memory, or playback is astounding and mysterious.
Certain rare people are called prodigy, their prodigious nature displayed through mastery of instruments and recall. Check out this young man Kuha’o who is blind and developmentally disabled but can play a mean piano, even from memory.
He can instantly learn and recall music on a level that astounds other musicians. Enjoy his youtube videos and he also has an LP available.
Enjoy yourself with this pumped up version of Funkadelic’s classic by the Red Hots and The Roots, having fun on late night TV:
The 1973 SchoolHouse Rock classic redone in the 90’s by Blind Melon, sung by the late great Shannon Hoon, magically overdubbed on the original video.
For those lazy days and nights…
Check this out – Bruce plays Australia, near Bon Scott’s hometown, and opens with an AC/DC cover – pretty cool. This is why you go see live music, you never know what will happen.
Here’s the reason to play an instrument. That’s joy, that’s fun, and that’s hard as shit to play.
now that’s a cover.
Bowie’s version of a great Ray Davies song…
One of my favorite producers takes on a classic and I kinda dig it, let it roll for a bit and it warms up nice. It’s Dan The Automator puttin up his version of Rapper’s Delight featuring new vocals from Chali 2 Na, Domino, Casual.
The Flaming Lips spaz out on a Beatles classic:
I missed this one back in 08, thanks internet! The Brand New Heavies featuring N’dea Davenport and Charlotte Church on vocals turn the Seven Nation Army into a Labelle song….. oh me likeee
The world is a ghetto. Everyone is just trying to survive. Great song, great cover.
Killer redo of a redo by Eric Gales. I must have missed this one, thanks to Youtube random suggestions for finding this.
Weird cover, they took a 90’s metallica ballad and made it sound like 70’s prog rock ballad with different orchestration and soloing.
Only on WFNK, I present to you deep 80s-ness
with Boney M, that German funk weirdo
covering the classic pop-reggae hit “Dreadlock Holiday”
aka “I Don’t Like Cricket”
presented first by british rockers 10cc.
(or shiny costumes and lasers).
One of the more radical covers, I dig it for sure. Here’s Come As You Are done jazz bassguitar style.
in quite a while….. Get a load of this:
After hearing his cover of “I’ll Always Love You” I heard about this cover, another monster. Who would have thunk it? It’s pretty cool to hear this classic song re-arranged.
Random cover: Blind Melon doing Led Zeppelin, circa mid-90’s. Sounds like a demo or goof off but still cool.
I give you this. You are welcome. Baxter is that you?