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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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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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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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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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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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Gotcha Covered: “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Bill Withers cut one single in 1967 as his (and anybody's) sole release for the one-and-done label Lotus: his own uptempo if downbeat composition "Three
Nate Patrin | July 5, 2017 - 11:20 am

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Gotcha Covered: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

When you break it down, Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" is a pretty strange song. It's got a singalong hook, but it's an almost…
Nate Patrin | June 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush occupies this odd Trans-Atlantic space between cult figure and pop star. It makes sense that she's had a long, varied, widely analyzed, and…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2017 - 11:40 am
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