For the second time in a month were are sadly doing a Throwback Thursday dedicated to someone we have lost. This time it is the LEGEND David Bowie. I know your page feeds, streaming services and social media has been bombarded with tons of Bowie originals, so instead of that I thought I would do something a little different. With that, I give you some of the better David Bowie covers. I usually feature this in our ongoing piece Covers vs Originals (in fact one of these has already been in one such post) but for now let’s put all that aside and remember what a great influence David Bowie had on the music community and enjoy some of that community honoring his work in their own way. Enjoy. “The Man Who Sold World” Nirvana “Heroes” The Wallflowers “Sound and Vision” Beck “Golden Years” James Murphy “Let’s Dance” EL VY “Space Oddity” Chris Hadfield (FROM SPACE! It’s come full circle people!) Advertisements
After the death of David Bowie (for more on that check literally every website on the internet) I first thought of his amazing music but very soon after I thought of one of my favorite Conan O’Brien sketches: Secrets. The premise was simple, celebrities would sit in a dark interrogation room and reveal their “secrets”. David Bowie had one of my favorite secrets in a story he tells about a show in Cincinnati which you can see in the video here: Get the concept? Great now enjoy some more Celebrity….Secrets….. Bonus: My Two Personal Favorite Secrets Tom Hanks: Gwyneth Paltrow:
Do They Know It’s Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. The song was released by Band Aid on November 28th, 1984 and became the biggest selling single in UK history no doubt raising tons of money for famine. Merry Christmas indeed! The song featured superstars such as Sting, Bono, Boy George, Phil Collins, George Michael, Paul McCartney and the guys from Spandau Ballet (maybe they weren’t all superstars…) However, who was to know that one song recorded back in 1984 wouldn’t solve all the problems in Africa? I mean this plan was pretty full-proof if you ask me. Regardless, more had to be done! Which brings us to 1989 and Band Aid II. If anyone can name anyone in this video other than Kylie Minogue I will be blown away. In fact I’m not sure, but I would bet somehow Africa lost money on this version. Fast forward to 2004 and Band Aid 20 (the 20 stands …
This is a pretty amazing music video for Roy Kafri’s ‘Maykero’ which features a number of iconic album covers animated to appear as if they are beatboxing. The song itself is fun and a little catchy but the video is amazing. Do yourself a favor and take 2 minutes to check out this very cool video.
Ever wonder what that naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ would look like from behind? Well sicko, you are disgusting and I hope we are never friends. That said, you are in luck! A person who goes by Harvezt has created a series entitled ‘The Dark Side Of The Covers’ in which we see what famous album covers may look like if they were taken from the other side of whatever is going on in the album…wow this is harder to explain then I thought. Hopefully the pictures explain it, after all they are worth a thousand words (but I got these ones on sale for 950 words, no big deal). Enjoy.