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Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Apache”

This is a column about renowned samples, and let's face it: none are more notorious, or have a stranger origin, than the Incredible Bongo Band's…
Nate Patrin | December 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm

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Happy Hanukkah: 8 Great Covers By Yo La Tengo

There's no tradition in music quite like Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah shows, which resurfaced at the Bowery Ballroom last year after a stretch of post-Maxwell's…
Nate Patrin | December 4, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “Nautilus”

Like Steely Dan, Bob James has found favor due to a level of now-elusive sophisticated smoothness that translates surprisingly well to hip-hop reinterpretation.
Nate Patrin | November 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm

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Covering The White Album: 8 Memorable Reinterpretations Of Songs From The Beatles

OK: The Beatles is turning 50! There's a box set out! Cop that shit! I mean, if you feel like it. But also: How hard…
Nate Patrin | November 21, 2018 - 12:03 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “As Long As I’ve Got You”

Last Friday was the 25th anniversary of a release date that hip-hop enthusiasts have staged arguments around for years. On November 9, 1993, both A…
Nate Patrin | November 13, 2018 - 11:59 am

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The Queen Covers: 8 Worthy Tributes To Freddie Mercury & Co.

Forty years ago this week, Queen released Jazz, an album that gave us "Don't Stop Me Now," "Fat Bottomed Girls," and Dave Marsh's notorious Rolling
Nate Patrin | November 5, 2018 - 12:47 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “Hung Up On My Baby”

This feels like one of those statements that seems obvious to the point of redundancy, but it's always worth pointing out: Isaac Hayes is one…
Nate Patrin | October 30, 2018 - 11:41 am

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Lend Me Some Sugar: 8 Takes On The Modern Standard “Hey Ya!”

Predicting the future of music is a dicey bet, even when you extend the footprint back a quarter-century. Ask me now what songs of the…
Nate Patrin | October 22, 2018 - 11:51 am

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Breaks With Tradition: “The Champ”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | October 15, 2018 - 12:26 pm

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The Cat Power Covers: 8 Of Chan Marshall’s Greatest Reinterpretations

Few artists in the music world have been so defined -- or misguidedly damned -- by their public struggles like Chan Marshall. Through the success…
Nate Patrin | October 9, 2018 - 10:29 am

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Breaks With Tradition: “Fly Like An Eagle”

Steve Miller, one of the real majordomos of '70s rock and a far stranger artist than he's traditionally gotten credit for, turns 75 today. His…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2018 - 10:45 am

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Blondie’s Parallel Lines Turns 40: 8 Memorable Covers

Parallel Lines changed everything. Not instantly, but soon enough. When it came out in September '78 (exactly 40 years ago yesterday), it cheesed off purists…
Nate Patrin | September 24, 2018 - 1:57 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “Summer Madness”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 17, 2018 - 12:50 pm

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Gotcha Covered: The Cure

More than maybe 95% of the bands I tend to talk about, the Cure are one of those groups I have to actually stop and…
Nate Patrin | September 13, 2018 - 3:46 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “Impeach The President”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 4, 2018 - 1:15 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