I hope all your livers are recovering well from the holidays.
This will be the last Tuesday covers segment for this year and the entire decade (bring on 2010 and not being 17) and I have a few exciting things to post for you today.
I also hope to have a best-of list up sometime this week, or early next year. I got a bunch of CDs for Christmas and want to give them time to sink in before I go list making.
When I was younger, my dad used tp play Darkside of the Moon in the car. At the time I was living on a steady diet of Kylie Minogue and manufactured pop groups and while I would like to be able to say that it changed my life and I spent the rest of my childhood listening to classic rock, the truth is that I thought it was weird old music. There was however, one song that I didn’t mind so much and that was Money. I think it was because it was the closest thing to a pop song and I remember looking forward to hearing it on long drives.
Today I have two covers of Money for you.
The first is from The Flaming Lips. This isn’t a live cover that a die-hard fan has recorded and posted on the internet or even a cover done for a radio station. This is a studio version that was recorded as part of the band’s cover of the entire Darkside of the Moon album, which I think is now available on itunes. Enjoy.
The other cover of Money I have for you was released a few years ago and is by The Easy All Stars who cover classic albums in the style of reggae. My personal favourite of these albums is Radiodread a cover of Radiohead’s Ok Computer, however Dub Side of the Moon is still an interesting listen, even if you aren’t a reggae fan. And it is fun to see how many puns they can come up with for album titles.
Easy All Stars-Money.mp3
I’m sure most of you would be familiar with the Magnetic Fields and their 69 Love Songs album. For those of you who don’t know, The Magnetic Fields recorded a triple album made up of 69 songs about love and love songs. Of course, having Stephen Merrit as the main songwriter meant the songs were generally sad, bitter or witty rather than sappy. Which is definetly a good thing.
As you can imagine, having such a large number of songs, most of them pretty good, has led to a number of covers. This one is a cover of Book of Love by Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes, who are pretty much responsable for making folk music cool again.