The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 830: 9 great alt-rock cover songs

The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 830: 9 great alt-rock cover songs
And what’s the backstory for each of them? By the time you’ve got the sound down, you’ve learned a whole lot of other things, leading to your improvement as a musician. And consider this: the best compositions not only sound great when played by a full band but also sound fantastic by one person around a campfire. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do. Now let’s look at things from another direction. This program assembles nine cover songs. Sometimes the cover might even be better than the original–or, at the very least, reveals the song to be something more in the hands of someone else. What makes them (and the original) so great? Finally, there’s the fan aspect. Then you get deeper, leading to an appreciation of how everything fits together, the artistic decisions made by the songwriter, what kind of musical skill is required, the sort of production that was employed and so on. Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio. People love to hear familiar songs done in different ways by different artists. Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
The Zone/Victoria

The Fox/Vancouver
Live 105/Halifax
WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown The show runs at 11 am Sunday. Let’s find out. The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
Live 88-5/Ottawa
107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6. This, by the way, is a great option for American listeners who are prevented from listening to the show live because of geo-blocking,

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. There’s something fun and satisfying about learning to play one of your favourite songs for yourself: learning the lyrics, figuring out the chords, and deconstructing all the constituent parts. If a song can be interpreted multiple times by many different people coming at it from different genres and it still sounds good, then you’re dealing with a truly great song. Bad Wolves, Zomine (Cranberries cover)
Eddie Vedder, Hard Sun (Indio)
Marilyn Manson, Tainted Love (Soft Cell, Gloria Jones)
Gary Jules, Mad World (Tears for Fears)
Flaming Lips and Stardeath & White Dwarves, Borderline (Madonna)
Cake, I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Weezer, Africa (Toto)
White Stripes, Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Johnny Cash, Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
Eric Wilhite has created this playlist for us.