July 11, 2006

All you need is . . . a bunch of fantastic Beatles covers

I have obsessively been clicking over at the Contrast Podcast site for the last 24 hours or so, waiting for the unveiling of this week’s podcast (to which I contributed a track & a spoken intro piece). Our theme this time is really superb, so carve out an hour of your day to spend with your favorite bloggers as we all pick our Favorite Beatles Covers.

Since everyone and their grandma feels the need to record a Beatles cover at some point in their career, we had a lot of fodder to choose from. Beatles = great. Covers = great. An hour of this shizzle? Even better.

Contrast Podcast 15: Beatles Covers (the podcast as one big mp3)

If you prefer to stream it, Tim’s got a magic way to do that.

(00:00) Salad – It’s For You

Tim from the face of today

(04:11) Low – Nowhere Man

Scleem from Spleendid

(07:16) Sparks – I Want To Hold Your Hand

Paul from They Tell Us That We Lost Our Tails …

(10:59) Elliott Smith – Yer Blues (live)

Chad from Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands

(16:24) Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun

Michael from The Yank Sizzler

(20:09) Laibach – Get Back

FiL from Pogoagogo

(25:12) U2 – Happiness As A Warm Gun

Taylor from Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good

(30:11) Chris Eckman – Yellow Submarine

Merz from Mars Needs Guitars

(36:07) Mich̬le Arnaud РJe Croyais

ZB from So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away

(39:03) Abra Moore – Blackbird (live)

Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash

(43:55) Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand

Chris from Culture Bully

(46:17) LaSalle – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (live)

Bethanne from Clever Titles Are So Last Summer

(51:42) Marilyn Manson – Come Together (live)

Marcos from Mind Booster Noori

(57:27) The Chameleons – Tomorrow Never Knows

Colin from Let’s Kiss And Make Up

(01:04:17) Nada Surf – All You Need Is Love


(01:08:22) Cornershop – Norwegian Wood

Tom from Other People’s Toys

(01:11:37) The Fall – A Day In The Life

Jamie from The Run Out Groove

My thanks go out to Bruce at Some Velvet Blog for unearthing the little gem that I contributed to this bacchanalia.


  • Thanks Heather … and excellent choice!! … make sure you head over to the Contrast Podcast site and subscribe too everyone … next week we will have the music that we liked when we were 16!!


    Tim Young — July 11, 2006 @ 9:11 am

  • Wooooo. Thanks again. The new Mojo magazine is a a listing of the top Beatles songs as voted by a celebrity panel (Oasis, Brian Wilson) and also includes a CD of covers. I didn’t pick it up yet but thought I’d give you a heads up since it went with the post.

    Mike — July 11, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  • I can’t wait to listen to it later today…and dammit, there are two T’s in Elliot, Tim. :)

    I’ve never heard the track you picked out Heather, so I’m much looking forward to it.


    Chad — July 11, 2006 @ 10:09 am

  • Sparks doing I Want To Hold Your Hand? Must hear that one. I don’t know what it is about cover songs, but they are addicting. I have over 3000 of them, but rarely do I prefer the cover over the original. Still, they’re fun to collect.

    Phil — July 11, 2006 @ 11:33 am

  • That Al Green cover is sooo good.

    Jeff — July 13, 2006 @ 9:12 am

  • I KNOW!

    heather — July 13, 2006 @ 9:22 am

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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