Aug 31, 2020
A brilliantly experimental song by a band bent on maximum experimentation, Canadian calypso, and a cello make for a great week. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), originally by The Talking Heads, covered by Arcade Fire, and by The Lumineers.
Outro Music is Rubber Duckie by Ernie.
Aug 24, 2020
America's most impactful vocal band, a teen sensation who probably dreamed of being Danny Bonaduce, and a carload of Scottish punks. Must be Surfing' USA, originally by The Beach Boys, covered by Leif Garrett, and by The Jesus & Mary Chain.
Outro music is Mother by Danzig.
Aug 17, 2020
A fairly sweet, incredibly listenable, and shockingly unproblematic song does a world tour of jazz-influence. Patience, originally by Guns n Roses, covered by Sixth Finger featuring Dew, and by Sawa Kobayashi.
Outro music is Chandelier by Sia.
Aug 10, 2020
The most recognizable song from an instantly recognizable artist, and a pair of transformations that couldn't be more complete or more different. Oh, Pretty Woman, originally by Roy Orbison, covered by Count Basie, and by Van Halen.
Outro music is Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries performed by The Royal Philharmonic.
Aug 3, 2020
A band collapsing on itself pulls out their greatest song, a master of her craft completely reinvents it, and a nihilistic egomaniac does whatever nihilistic egomaniacs do. Back on the Chain Gang, originally by The Pretenders, covered by Selena, and by Morrissey.
Outro music is In A Big Country by Big Country.