Nov 23, 2020
This week's episode is something to be thankful for. One of the defining songs not just of rock and roll, but of modern teen culture, by the only two artists who could have defined a culture so completely in a 2 minute song. Blue Suede Shoes, originally by Carl Perkins, covered by Elvis Presley.
Outro music is Alice's...
Nov 16, 2020
A massive song from a foundational band on their breakthrough album proves a challenging song to cover. Enjoy The Silence, originally by Depeche Mode, covered by Moriarty, and by Nada Surf.
Outro music is Elaine, Elaine by Victor and Penny, demonstrating the value of the jazz ukulele.
Nov 9, 2020
We wanted to go big for episode 150, and it's unlikely we could have gone bigger than this. An impossibly important song by impossibly important artists -- and someone else, too. Heroes, originally by David Bowie, covered by Peter Gabriel, and by David Hasselhoff. Yes, we said David Hasselhoff.
Outro music is Space...
Nov 2, 2020
An original largely unknown in the US, peculiarities of UK culture, and way more Christmas than we ever expected when we sat down to record this one. Mad World, originally by Tears for Fears, covered by Gary Jules with Michael Andrews, and by Seal.
Outro music is Christmas is All Around by Bill Nighy
Oct 26, 2020
The best known song of 1997 by the least understood band of its generation, covered by the most brilliantly confusing band in popular music. Tubthumping, originally by Chumbawumba, covered by They Might Be Giants.
Outro music is Dust In The Wind, by Kansas.