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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shut the door and cover me...

I don't mean to harp on this, but I really do like a good cover song, especially live. Say what you will about hippie band Phish, but they were/are (are they together or not? I can't keep track) excellent at covering other artists' material.

This week I bring you the first installment of songs I'd like to see covered, covered more often, or better covered. The inspiration for this comes from Saturday's Eagles of Death Metal show up in Baltimore (review forthcoming). The EODM opted to cover "Taking Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive, a song that in my opinion needs no more attention than it already receives. You know who should cover Taking Care of Business? Official cover bands. That's their territory. Leave something for the Dewey Beach bands, EODM.

I am painfully aware that Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips and the Greenskeepers are covering this next one, but I'd like to see a good cover of this HL&TN hit.


Steve said...

This is the cover version that needs to happen:


Caroline said...

I'll put that on the list of songs I'd like to include for my fake band's release of "Tea and Strumpets."

Jumbo Slice said...

Excellent call by Steve. Many years ago, Jimbromski and I road tripped to Upstate NY to see the Bills vs. Raiders. The highlight of the trip was a funk band that was playing one of the dive bars in my hometown. Apparently the guys played with Rick James back in the day. they all had matching sweatsuits and performed a top notch cover of "Party All The Time" by Eddie Murphy. Jimbromski started laughing his ass off the second they started playing it.

Potsy said...


Believe it or not, the Eddie Murphy song was next on my list. Emma Peel and I were talking about it the other night. It's a great tune.