Coverville 909: Almost Fully Covered

October 23, 2012


Sometimes, the covering artist or band just can’t do a song justice without bringing the original artist in for a cameo appearance in a cover. Some great examples of that on tonight’s show! (55 minutes)


Title Artist Album Original Artist More
1 Border Song (Holy Moses) Shawn Mullins The Essential Shawn Mullins Elton John
Album Border Song (Holy Moses) [With Elton John] - The Essential Shawn Mullins
2 Overkill Lazlo Bane with Colin Hay 11 Transistor Men At Work
3 Magnet And Steel Matthew Sweet and Lindsey Buckingham Sabrina the Teenage Witch Soundtrack Walter Egan
4 American Nights (feat. Cherie Currie) Frankenstein 3000 Take It Or Leave It – A Tribute To the Queens of Noise: The Runaways Runaways
Album American Nights (feat. Cherie Currie) - Take It or Leave It - A Tribute to the Queens of Noise: The Runaways
5 The Thrill Is Gone (with Ruth Brown and B.B. King) Manhattan Transfer with Ruth Brown and B.B. King Tonin’ B.B. King
Album The Thrill Is Gone (With Ruth Brown and B.B. King) - Tonin'
6 Muoio Per Te (Mad About You) feat. Sting Zucchero Zu & Co Sting
7 One After 909 Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello The McCartney/MacManus Collaboration Beatles
8 It Will Be A Good Day (The River) Wave Mechanics Union feat. Jon Anderson Further to Fly Yes
9 Teach Your Children Suzy Bogguss, Alison Krauss, Kathy Mattea, Crosby, Stills & Nash Red Hot + Country Crosby, Stills, Nash
10 Those Were The Days (With Mary Hopkin, Porter Wagoner & The Opry Gang, & The Moscow Circus) Dolly Parton Those Were the Days Trad. Russian
11 Six Months In A Leaky Boat (Wiggly Version) Feat. Tim Finn The Wiggles It’s A Wiggly Wiggly World! Split Enz
Album Six Months In a Leaky Boat (Wiggly Version) [feat. Tim Finn] - It's a Wiggly Wiggly World!

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  1. I’m SO happy nobody mentioned to you that Brian May plays guitar on Shatner’s version of Bohemian Rhapsody. You’ve played it several times already, and if it never again saw the light of day humanity would be the better off for it.

  2. Great show. Both the Manhattan Transfer album and Red, Hot and Country have SEVERAL possibilities, so if you do this again, you have some candidates.

    Oh Brian, are you going to add that Jon Anderson/Yes song to the playlist above?

  3. A couple more that you’ve already played: Robert Downey Jr.’s version of Yes’s “Your Move/Give Peace a Chance” with Jon Anderson and Uncle Kracker’s cover of “Drift Away” features Dobie Grey.

    I like when this happens and yet the song sounds new and unique. It feels like a hand-off from the original artist to the new one.

  4. WOW — that Dolly track was amazing. I must have listened to it a half dozen times back to back. It immediately went on my Amazon wish list for the coming holidays.

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