Episode 005: Cover Songs

Episode 005: Cover Songs
Pat and Gary discuss their all-time favorite cover songs, from the classic to the obscure. Plus, a visit from John Fogerty!

From August 11, 2011
00:00:50 First mention of
00:01:20 "John Fogerty" visits to talk about the origins of the CCR song "Looking Out My Back door."
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00:06:15 Pat's favorite Dylan cover is "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds
00:07:26 Gary's Dylan choice is "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Jason and the Nashville Scorchers
00:10:10 This is Gary's example of a song where he likes the cover better than the original. It's "Take On Me" by The New Pornographers. Originally by A-Ha
00:12:30 Pat's example is "I Don't Want To Grow Up" sung by The Ramones. Originally by Tom Waits.
00:14:30 Pat shares with us Rod Stewart's mind-blowing version of "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Man)" (ed. note: Eesh)
00:15:40 Gary: Petra Hayden did an a capella version of the entire The Who's Sells Out album. He places the Heinz Baked Beans Commercial.
00:18:15 This is a cover that Gary didn't know was a cover: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
00:20:15 Pat's cover-he-didn't-know-was-a-cover-(because-it's-not-see-episode-6) "I Don't Want To Talk About It" sung by Rod Stewart.
00:21:20 Most Inspirational Cover (Gary): Shortly after 9/11 Conan had Fountains of Wayne on the show to sing The Kinks song "Better Things." Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen cover this song (poorly, according to Pat) on the album See My Friends
00:23:50 Pat's "Heavy Metal" choice was originally by Fleetwood Mac (ed. note: heavy metal?!) Judas Priest (ed. note: now this is heavy metal!) covered "The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown)"
00:26:00 Gary: One of the worst songs by one of the best bands is covered by Adam Green - "Kokomo"
00:27:20 Pat goes for the low hanging fruit with The Monkees' cover of Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer." Gary thinks that this is an affront to Smashmouth
00:28:45 Gary: The Bird and The Bee did a sweet cover of Hall and Oates "She's Gone."
Gary says that the entire album is "an instant party starter."
00:30:10 Pat follows up with another H&O classic: Joan Osborne covers "Sarah Smiles."
00:30:50 Pat greedily squeezes in another one: Prince's "Take Me With You" covered by Marshall Crenshaw.
00:31:30 Gary: The Postal Service covers "Against All Odds" by the Jacket-less One
00:32:20 Gary: Susanna Hoff is super sexy and she sings Eric Clapton's "Bellbottom Blues."
00:33:10 Pat's Best Beatles Cover: Aerosmith's down and dirty "Come Together" (ed. note: by FAR the best part of that movie).
00:34:08 Gary shares a song covered by (ed. note: my favorite ban) The Jayhawks: Grand Funk Railroad's "Bad Time."
00:35:40 Pat's Best Cover OF ALL TIME: Aretha Franklin over Otis' "Respect."
00:34:40 Pat's Worst Cover OF ALL TIME is, unfortunately, by his vocalist: Robin Zander's cover of Ol' Blue Eyes' "Fly Me To The Moon" from the Heavy-Metal-Covers-The-Chairman album SIN-atra (get it?!).

Gary's "Sizzlin' Links":
00:40:20 Pat: Giveaway - Eddie Trunk's book "Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal"
Trivial question: One of UFO's albums from the 80s has a distinct relationship to the Beatles. Which one is it and what is the relation?
00:42:15 Gary new sign-off: "Keep your feet underground and keep reaching for the starch."
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:06:05 Mr. Tambourine Man Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds Pat
00:07:30 Absolutely Sweet Marie Lost & Found Jason and the Nashville Scorchers Gary
00:10:35 Take On Me Sweetheart A.C. Newman Gary
00:12:35 I Don't Want To Grow Up Adios Amigos The Ramones Pat
00:14:25 You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Man Smiler Rod Steward Pat
00:15:45 Commercial The Who Sell Out Petra Hayden Gary
00:18:15 Girls Just Want To Have Fun She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper Gary
00:20:15 I Don't Want To Talk About It* Atlantic Crossing Rod Steward Pat
00:21:20 Better Things Well Respected Man Fountains of Wayne Gary
00:23:50 The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown) Hell Bent For Leather Judas Priest Pat
00:26:00 Kokomo Jessica / Kokomo Adam Green Gary
00:27:25 I'm A Believer More of the Monkees The Monkees Pat
00:28:40 She's Gone Interpreting The Masters, Vol. 1 The Bird and the Bee Gary
00:30:20 Sara Smile Breakfast In Bed Joan Osborne Pat
00:30:50 Take Me With You Marshall Crenshaw Pat
00:31:45 Against All Odds Postal Service Gary
00:32:15 Bellbottom Blues Susanna Hoffs Gary
00:33:15 Come Together Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Aerosmith Pat
00:34:10 Bad Time Tomorrow the Green Grass The Jayhawks Gary
00:35:30 Respect I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Aretha Franklin Pat
00:36:35 Fly Me To The Moon Sin-atra Robin Zander Pat