I know the Green Monkey music pipe is still sore from all the filth pumped through it for The Lenten Mix, but I wanted to get this new mix started because I am very excited about it.
Volume 17 of the Green Monkey Music Project is called COVER ME!, and if you guessed that this mix concerned covers, well, aren’t you Mr./Ms. Smartypants.
Your selections should all be songs which are not the original versions, but are rather another artist’s interpretation of the original. I want the cover of the song to be meaningful, or important, or special to you in some way that distinguishes it from the original, and I’m going to want you to explain the significance when you discuss your selections after the mix has been published.
There are five open slots for this mix. Each participant can pick six songs.
When you eventually submit your songs, please provide the song name, the artist performing the cover, as well as the artist of the original song.
I’m actually going to have a little fun with this mix, in that there will be two mixes — the first “disc” will be the cover versions, and the second will contain the original versions of all the covers.
Oh, one more rule that I am going to have to enforce. You can’t use Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah, as I’m just tired of hearing it.
Sign up for the mix by leaving a comment, kiddos.
Here are my choices:
Contact – Godzuki (Brigitte Bardot)
The Tide Is High – Blondie (The Paragons)
Speeding Motorcycle – Yo La Tengo (Daniel Johnston)
Superstar In France – Lambchop (East River Pipe)
Crazy – Violent Femmes (Gnarls Barkley)
American Woman – Butthole Surfers (The Guess Who)
We have our participants!
When you decide on your selections, please leave them as a comment on this post in a format similar to mine.