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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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Gotcha Covered: “All Along The Watchtower”

Super Bowl weekend already feels like it was months ago, though there are still a couple feelings I've been coasting off in the last week-or-so…
Nate Patrin | February 15, 2018 - 12:55 pm

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Gotcha Covered: White Light/White Heat

Weird: The Velvet Underground's second album doesn't feel 50 years old. Granted, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison are no longer with us, Mo Tucker went…
Nate Patrin | January 30, 2018 - 11:38 am

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Gotcha Covered: “God Save The Queen”

It was 40 years ago this month -- January 14, 1978, in San Francisco's not-long-for-this-world Winterland Ballroom  -- that the Sex Pistols' doomed US tour…
Nate Patrin | January 18, 2018 - 1:39 pm

2017 In Review

The 10 Best Covers Of 2017

Now that the year's over, it's time to go over a list of the 10 best covers to emerge from the various corners of the…
Nate Patrin | December 28, 2017 - 11:56 am

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Gotcha Covered: “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

Flip over "Sunny Afternoon," one of the finest singles cut by the Kinks in the upward sweep of a long, long creative peak, and you…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2017 - 10:56 am

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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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