Covers and Remixes
While it may be a bit lazy in terms of musical homework, I am very much getting into covers and remixes at the moment - the familar is all new and interesting. Some standout ones for me:
- Eddie Vedder contributing on 'I See Red' and 'Stuff and Nonsense' (7 Worlds Collide)
- Holly Throsby doing 'Not the Girl you Think you are' (She will have her way). I also like New Buffalo doing '4 seasons' as it's, well, odd, and Sarah Blasko's "Don't Dream it's Over" for a gratuitous use of a choir and very slight over-production, mostly to good effect.
- Jose Gonzalez doing 'Put your hand on your heart' - yes, the Kylie song (Australian Tour EP)
- The entire Guerolito album
- The Cat Empire does 'Hotel California' (Like a version) - possibly the only way I can sit through an Eagles song
- Gary Jules in Donny Darko - 'Mad World'
- Propellorheads remixing - Of her Majesty's Secret Service (Shaken & Stirred). I especially like this as the left/right balance has been tweaked so it sounds like an entire horn section is running from side to side behind you.
- Soulchild remix of 19-2000 as originally created by the Gorillaz
- Malcom McLaren - About her (Kill Bill 2)
- The Pictures - Milkshake (Like a version)
- Rebecca Barnard (Ex Rebecca's empire) - She's Rare (The Women at the Well)
- Scissor Sisters - Take me out
I also have recently got 'Strung out on OK Computer', a string quartet version of OK computer (Radiohead). I quite like it, but other albums in the same vein of Radiohead as classically interpreted have gotten better reviews, so I guess it's more homework for me
I also have found the 'Army of Me' album of remixes of the Bjork song of the same name - still trying to work my way though it but homework is not always fun :(