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KEEP PEELING SLOWLY…AND SEE

Posted in COVER SONGS, DEPECHE MODE, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, JANES ADDICTION, NEW ORDER/JOY DIVISION, NIRVANA, R.E.M., SPOTIFY, THE PRIMITIVES on September 25, 2013 by matthewrubbish

coverOk first, I’m going to say this is going to be my last post concerning covers (for a while anyway) and second, though there are many it would be very difficult for anyone to convince me of a band that has had a bigger influence on classic alternative, indie and new wave music than The Velvet Underground. Being that VU are and have been one of my favorite bands for a very long time I know I’m a little biased in this statement but I don’t think I’m alone.

So when I almost included The Cowboy Junkies mellowed out version of Sweet Jane to round off the recent covers podcast I began to think of the number of other Warning Radio artists who have covered The Velvet Underground and it wasn’t hard to quickly build a playlist.  From the Primitives (Which I’m guessing is a nod to a name used by a Pre-Velvet Underground Lou Reed project) to Psychic TV’s drugged out version of Foggy Notion (complete with fictitious conversation between Candy Darling and Andy Warhol) this by no means a complete list but a nice sample of a few classic alternative artists heavily influenced by The Velvet Underground.

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COVERS 2!

Posted in COVER SONGS, JANES ADDICTION, JESUS & MARY CHAIN, R.E.M., SONIC YOUTH, SPOTIFY, THE CURE on September 12, 2013 by matthewrubbish

WARNINGWOW! Due to the response outta people from the recent alternative classics covers mix I thought “what the hell” I might as well keep it going. Basically when I started to compile all the tracks for the covers podcasts I started a spotify playlist and kept adding to it as I would think of possible songs to add to the mix.

So since there were quite a number of songs that didn’t make the cut on the 45 minute podcast, I thought I’d pass along the rest of playlist.

And of course another BONUS video from the AV Club

WARNING RADIO 010

Posted in 120 MINUTES, COVER SONGS, JESUS & MARY CHAIN, LOVE AND ROCKETS, PODCASTS, R.E.M., SONIC YOUTH, THE CURE, THE SMITHS on September 5, 2013 by matthewrubbish

Whether true to the original or a completely new take I’ve always been a sucker for cover songs. I couldnt tell you how many mixtapes I created for people back in the day comprised completely of covers. I also have a funny (slightly embarrassing) story that I will spare you about knocking back beer after beer in a basement bar in Montreal because of a Creedence cover band. Damn that Molson Export!

Not a huge milestone but I had been thinking for a while for a theme for Warning Radio’s 10th podcast and the covers idea was a bit of a no brainer so I went with it. This time though I decided to mix it up a bit and not only include some of Warning Radio’s most well known artists covering  tunes, I mixed in a few newer bands that I dig tackling some alternative classics.

WARNING RADIO PODCAST 010 TRACK LISTING
01. SONIC YOUTH – I Know There’s An Answer (The Beach Boys)
02. TERRY EDWARDS – Never Understand (Jesus & Mary Chain)
03. THE MARCH VIOLETS – Miss Amanda Jones (Rolling Stones)
04. THE DRUMS – Birthday (The Sugarcubes)
05. THE CURE – Hello, I Love You (The Doors)
06. LOVE AND ROCKETS – Lucifer Sam (Pink Floyd)
07. DUM DUM GIRLS – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
08. THE SMITHS – Golden Lights (Twinkle)
09. R.E.M. – Crazy (Pylon)
10. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – Let The Day Begin (The Call)
11. ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – VCR (The XX)
12. JULIAN COPE – 5 O’Clock World (The Vogues)
13. TOM TOM CLUB – Under The Boardwalk (The Drifters)

BONUS!  They Might Be Giants taking on Chumbawamba’s early 90’s sing along and New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus covering the TMBG hit Birdhouse In Your Soul.