A while back, I made a series of posts on Twitter describing ways I would cover some songs. Let me list them here:
- Bruce Robison’s "Wrapped" in the style of U2’s "Stories for Boys"
- Duran Duran’s "Planet Earth" straight-forward with lyrics in Japanese
Janet Jackson’s "Miss You Much" in the style of Alice in Chains
- Linda Ronstadt’s "Hurts So Bad" in the style of Garbage.
Marilyn Manson’s "Tourniquet" in the style of Enya.(Actually, I ended up covering Neutral Milk Hotel’s "The Fool" as an a capella piece.)
Roberta Flack’s "Closer I Get to You" in the style of Explosions in the Sky and mono.
The System’s "Don’t Disturb This Groove"in the style of Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly
As much as I’d like to think these interpretations are beginnings of a cover album, I don’t get much of a thematic thread from them. The source material is all over the place, and their planned interpretations are incongruous. It wouldn’t feel like an album to me.
Now there’s another wrinkle.