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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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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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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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8 Memorable Devo Covers To Celebrate Today’s 40th Anniversary Of Their Debut

Forty years ago today, Devo released their historic debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. Here's an incomplete list of albums that…
Nate Patrin | August 28, 2018 - 1:31 pm

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10 Obscure Covers Better Than The Originals

When you're not using it to try and keep up with the world's continuous flailing lurches towards a preposterous and avoidable end, Twitter can be…
Nate Patrin | August 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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8 Memorable Depeche Mode Covers

Here's a phrase that tends to bug me when it comes up in music criticism: "style over substance." It's usually thrown around when a writer…
Nate Patrin | July 30, 2018 - 3:07 pm

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10 Memorable Covers Of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

All these editions of Gotcha Covered, and finally, it's time to ask: How do we deal with Elvis, really? The man died shortly before I…
Nate Patrin | July 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm

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Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Turns 30: 7 Unexpected Covers

Thirty years ago today, Public Enemy rewired the brains of hip-hop heads, skatepunks, heshers, and pretty much everyone else who got pulled into their orbit…
Nate Patrin | June 28, 2018 - 11:13 am

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The Cars’ Perfect Debut Album Turns 40 Today: 9 Great Covers

"The debut album that plays like a Greatest Hits album" is an old rock-journo cliché, but sometimes that's what you have to go for --…
Nate Patrin | June 6, 2018 - 2:29 pm

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“Moon River” Is Having Another Moment: 8 Unlikely Covers That Got Us Here

It seems like "Moon River" is having another one of those moments -- and a kind of baffling one at that. The Henry Mancini-composed tune…
Nate Patrin | May 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” Turns 40 Today: 8 Unlikely Covers

Forty years ago today, AOR goons and rock purists were suddenly confronted with a sobering thought: What happens if a veteran rock act's idea to…
Nate Patrin | May 10, 2018 - 2:55 pm

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8 Earth, Wind And Fire Covers That Work

I don't believe in superstition, but here I am, a writer with a cover-songs column, discovering on Friday, April 13 that Taylor Swift did a…
Nate Patrin | April 23, 2018 - 3:44 pm

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10 Of The Best Elton John Covers

Maybe your first thought on Elton John's announced retirement tour was something along the lines of a shrug. Oh, right, another Boomer from the classic
Nate Patrin | April 6, 2018 - 11:15 am

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8 Notable Covers Of “Where Is My Mind?” On Its 30th Anniversary

Sometimes all you can do is stare off into space and wonder what the hell is going on. That's not the easiest frame of mind…
Nate Patrin | March 21, 2018 - 3:00 pm

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Gotcha Covered: Madonna

Thirty years ago, on March 1, 1988, Ciccone Youth's The Whitey Album was supposed to come out. It didn't, of course -- not until the…
Nate Patrin | March 5, 2018 - 12:12 pm
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