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Remembering 8 Strange Christmas Covers On The 40th Anniversary Of Bing & Bowie

Not only have we really hit the post-Thanksgiving boiling point for Christmas music ubiquity, we've also landed on the 40th anniversary of one of the…
Nate Patrin | November 30, 2017 - 4:07 pm

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Gotcha Covered: Saturday Night Fever

How do you reckon with a monolith? There's a monologue at the end of Whit Stillman's 1998 film The Last Days of Disco where a…
Nate Patrin | November 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm

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Gotcha Covered: Fats Domino

Antoine "Fats" Domino, who passed away a bit over a week ago at the age of 89, was a rock 'n' roll pioneer and a…
Nate Patrin | November 3, 2017 - 12:49 pm

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“Torn” Between Worlds: One Hit, Many Artists

If you're a pop historian and/or a Natalie Imbruglia superfan, you might have noticed that this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of…
Nate Patrin | October 27, 2017 - 11:35 am

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Gotcha Covered: “What A Wonderful World”

Sometimes the line between irony and sincerity is drawn entirely by timing. Louis Armstrong's recording of Bob Thiele and George David Weiss's "What A Wonderful…
Nate Patrin | October 20, 2017 - 10:41 am

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Gonna Take On The World Someday: “We Will Rock You” At 40

On October 7, 1977 -- 40 years ago tomorrow -- Queen ensured the music world, and the sports world, a good four decades' worth of…
Nate Patrin | October 6, 2017 - 1:30 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong only had one major success as a singer, but since (a) that major success was the first big hit for one of the…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2017 - 1:50 pm

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Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective continuum -- a '70s band…
Nate Patrin | September 22, 2017 - 12:57 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”

For a song that's been so often reduced to '60s Montage Cliche #00001B (Note: Please use only in case of rights restrictions for the Youngbloods'
Nate Patrin | September 20, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Do It Again”

When Steely Dan's guitarist/co-songwriter Walter Becker passed away last Sunday, most of the remembrances -- including the one from his cohort in sly yet yearning
Nate Patrin | September 7, 2017 - 12:18 pm

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So Sexy? It Hurts: The Confounding Afterlife Of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”

So here's what we know: Taylor Swift interpolated (or lifted) the cadence from Right Said Fred's 1991 pop-house hit "I'm Too Sexy" for the hook…
Nate Patrin | August 28, 2017 - 10:50 am

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Gotcha Covered: “Wichita Lineman”

When Glen Campbell passed earlier this month, the first songs that came to mind for people to remember him by tended to vary amidst all…
Nate Patrin | August 24, 2017 - 12:12 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Heroes”

So Motörhead covered David Bowie's "Heroes." This is, even for Gotcha Covered, a fairly weird development -- not just because it's an ostensibly unlikely combination…
Nate Patrin | August 10, 2017 - 2:12 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Tomorrow Never Knows”

Apologies in advance for what probably comes across like basic stoner-thought logic, but: Ever stop to think about what it means when we're possibly not…
Nate Patrin | August 1, 2017 - 1:23 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Irony has claimed a lot of casualties over the years, but it's just about time to examine whether alt-rock's fate as one of them was…
Nate Patrin | July 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm

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Halfway tempted to ask what the date for this event was so I can retroactively add it to this list
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August 28, 2017 on So Sexy? It Hurts: The Confounding Afterlife Of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”
It definitely would've made it if I'd expanded this to collaborative/guest features, along with UNKLE's "Rabbit in Your Headlights".
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June 30, 2016 on The 10 Best DJ Shadow Songs