25 March 2008

Would you . . . Do Stairway?

Sleater Kinney and a big dorkRecently my friend Cary issued a challenge:

"You have a band. It is a very good band. Your band has decided to add cover songs to their catalog and since you are the one person in your band whose musical taste is beyond question, you get to pick them. Each musician in your band (including yourself) can play any song on their given instrument so the possibilities are endless.

What are your cover songs? "

It just so happens that I'm attending Ladies Rock Camp in Portland next month. Fellow rocker chicks Jean and Karen will be there. Rawk on, Grrrls. I don't know if we'll be doing cover songs or not, but the question above is worth exploring, no?

I've decided that the audience has exactly the same musical tastes that I do.

One last disclaimer: it's 11:20 pm right now and I should have gone to bed 20 minutes ago. In other words, I reserve the right to change my songs in the morning. Here is a preliminary list:

1. Video Killed the Radio Star - THE BUGGLES
2. A Piller of Salt - THE THERMALS
3. Los Angeles is Burning - BAD RELIGION
4. Debaser - THE PIXIES
6. Divorce Song - LIZ PHAIR (this is the sing-along)
7. Just Like Heaven - THE CURE
9. Don't Sit on the Pickets - RACETRACK
10. The Field - THROWING MUSES

Runner up: The Laws Have Changed - THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS

What about you, fair reader? Post your list below!


Anonymous said...

Great List. I too have "Get Up" on my list. My List:
1. Might-Archers of Loaf
2. Gold Star for Robot Boy-Guided by Voices
3. I Guess I Remember It Wrong- Superchunk
4. Get Up- Sleater Kinney
5. Headmaster Ritual- The Smiths
6. You! Me! Dancing!-Los Campesinos
7. Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters- Elton John
8. He Was a Friend of Mine-Bob Dylan
9. Silence Kit-Pavement
10. Graceland-New Pornographers

smartwick said...

In no particular order, subject to change, and probably way outside of my range:

1. Hey Bulldog – The Beatles
2. Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
3. Mystery – The Wipers
4. Dress – PJ Harvey
5. Possum Kingdom – The Toadies
6. Blood of Feeling – Barbara Manning
7. Freeloader – Throwing Muses
8. I Watch the Cars – Robyn Hitchock
9. The Brides Have Hit Glass – Guided by Voices
10. Thank You Friends – Big Star

Dinah said...

1. "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
2. "Sorrow" by Bad Religion. (I'd do it all strummy, folk-girl style, because it's already a folk song, hi.)
3. "Hey You" by Pink Floyd
4. "Holiday" by Green Day

Otherwise, it's funny you ask--I think about this a lot, just in general when I listen to music & sing along in my car.

BookBuster said...

In no particular order and subject to infinite revision:

1. Theme to "The Rockford Files"
2. And the Cradle Will Rock/ Van Halen
3. Here/ Pavement
4. Moonage Daydream/ David Bowie
5. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/ The Who
6. Only the Stones Remain/ The Soft Boys
7. Moving in Stereo/ The Cars
8. Pop Muzik/ M
9. Maggot Brain/ Funkadelic
10. Hey Joni/ Sonic Youth


The Official Ironmen Rally Song/ Guided by Voices

Gut Feeling/ Devo

The Good Humour Man, He Sees Everything Like This/ Love

5D/ The Byrds

The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory/ Guided by Voices

The Myriad Harbour/ The New Pornographers