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Jan 17, 2022

A brilliant musical collaboration, and a bizarre but effective blending of existential dread and free jazz. Under Pressure, originally by Queen and David Bowie, covered by The Used with My Chemical Romance and by Joss Stone.

Outro music is Fell In Love With a Boy, by Joss Stone.

Jan 10, 2022

Pop's greatest heartbreak song, covered by an extraordinary singer and a band not fit to be her backup dancers. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), originally by Phil Collins, covered by Mariah Carey with Westlife.

Outro music is the unnamed breakup song by Starlee Kine, from This American Life #339. Give the...

Jan 3, 2022

A debut song when the artist was far to young to be so deep, and a pair of covers that recontextualize to opposite extremes. Ol' 55, originally by Tom Waits, covered by Richie Havens, and by Shelby Lynne and Alison Moorer.

Outro music is Our Town by Iris DeMent.

Dec 27, 2021

We close out 2021 with a song that defined the sound for its genre, and gets taken to a polar opposite place. These Boots are Made for Walkin', originally by Nancy Sinatra, covered by KMFDM.

Outro music is I Don't Mind The Thorns (If You're the Rose), by Lee Greenwood.

Dec 20, 2021

A brilliant song from a band that is both great, yet under rated, and a cover from so far out of left field that it couldn't work, but does. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, originally by AC/DC, covered by Lesley Gore.

Outro music is You Don't Own Me, also by Lesley Gore. She recorded that one at just 17 years old. Let that...