Evolution of Get Lucky

June 16th, 2013

I've been seeing links to Evolution of Get Lucky pop up all over the place for days now, but not being a big fan of the track1 I hadn't followed them. I really should have: this is fantastic:

For the record, I give the 40s, 70s and (especially) the 80s versions very high marks.

  1. I like Daft Punk just fine, it's just that this one track didn't grab me.

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Carrie Manolakos

April 28th, 2012

I meant to post this last week: Carrie Manolakos covering Creep by Radiohead.

I could do with hearing a recording where her voice is more prominent and the piano (a lot) less so, but this is still a hell of a cover version.1

Whatever you do, be sure to keep listening to the 2:25 mark – which is to say the point where it goes from classy to pretty fantastic.

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  1. The track isn't included on her debut album or available as a studio recording; if I were her management, I'd get right on that.

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Low Strung

July 18th, 2008

Catching up on my backlog of Coverville podcasts I came across a track by Low Strung, also known as:

"Yale's only cello-rock group."

Their cover of U2's Where the Streets Have No Name doesn't appear to be available to stream at their MySpace page, but trust me: it's well worth listening to Coverville 459 for.

I liked Low Strung's U2 cover so much I went and bought their album. The ensemble's taste in covers isn't what you'd call adventurous, but the highlights – Baba O'Riley, Don't Stop Believing, Sympathy For the Devil and Fix You – are such fun1 that I can forgive that minor sin.

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  1. Both for the listener and, I suspect, the group.

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