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Sep 26, 2022

Covering one of the greatest living singers when they record a basically perfect song is a bold choice. Wonder how that works out. Rolling in the Deep, originally by Adele, covered by Linkin Park and by Greta Van Fleet.

Outro is Final Masquerade, also by Linkin Park.


Sep 19, 2022

Pop royalty writes a song for a band that deserves pop royalty status, and an impassioned defense of skater trash. I'm a Believer, originally by The Monkees, covered by Smash Mouth.

Outro music is also I'm a Believer, this time by Eddie Murphy, performing as Donkey.


Sep 12, 2022

One of the oldest blues recordings inspires an almost perfect hit, and some not-so-great choices. Black Betty, originally by James "Iron Head" Baker and Group, covered by Ram Jam, and by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Outro music is Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus.


Sep 5, 2022

Low-key greatness from an artist at the top of his game, and a cover that doubles down on everything that makes the original great. Somebody's Baby, originally by Jackson Browne, covered by Stories featuring Jennah Bell.

Outro music is Fishing in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


Aug 29, 2022

A brilliant song reaches improbable success on the charts, and a band shows gumption covering the un-coverable. Ana Ng, originally by They Might Be Giants, covered by Star F*cking Hipsters (yes, it's not _exactly_ their name, but you can see the leap, right?).

Outro music is Protect Ya Neck by Wu-Tang Clan, which we...