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Rediscovering The Cover Version: Part 2

The second part of the cover versions special is 60% Scottish. Mitchell Museum, WWPJ and Sons and Daughters make up the Scottish contributions, doing covers of M.I.A, Bon Iver and Adamski respectively. There is another Scottish element amongst the tracks in the form of Blue Boy, the track “Remember Me” was written by ex Shamen member Lex Blackmore and is covered here by Aussie rock troops Tame Impala. the final track is courtesy of Passion Pit, who do an outstanding version of The Cranberries hit “Dreams”.

ORIGINAL: Blue Boy – Remember Me

This is a messy yet steady cover of  Blue Boy’s 97 huge pop hit. Loud and brash from the offset. The best thing i can say is that Tame Impala definitely make this song their own. That’s a compliment by the way.
MP3: Tame Impala – Remember Me

ORIGINAL: M.I.A – Paper Planes

Done for Radio 1 and Vic Galloway, this is an indie pop masterpiece. Mitchell Museum take the rhythms from the original and push them around, throw them out the window then drag them back in and in the process put their own stamp all over this. The naive, young Scottish vocals sit neatly on top of the repetitive backing beat. A strange choice as a cover but one that was carried off very uniquely and commendably. A must hear.
MP3: Mitchell Museum – Paper Planes

ORIGINAL: Adamski feat Seal – Killer

Wow. This version of the Adamski classic starts as it means to go on. It’s a sleazy, adrenaline fuelled sounding number that rumbles along nicely for the full duration of the track. It barely pauses for breath and when it does the vocals keep it going. Strong effort from the cult Scottish stars.
MP3: Sons and Daughters – Killer

ORIGINAL: Bon Iver – Blinsided

Yet another track done for Vic Galloway. There are many artists who cover Bon Iver but to be honest i never imagined We Were Promised Jetpacks would be one. When i heard about them covering this i must admit i wasn’t too confident that it’d be any good. How wrong was i? They’ve carried it off with aplomb. Showing that sometimes the unexpected can prove exciting and fresh sounding. After listening to this i could imagine it appearing on the Jetpacks debut album as one of their own tracks if i didn’t already know it was a cover.
MP3: We Were Promised Jetpacks – Blindsided

ORIGINAL: The Cranberries – Dreams

I absolutely adore this cover. The vocals of Michael Angelakos do more than justice to Dolores O’Riordans dreamy (no pun intended) work on the original. It’s more tinkly and electronic than the original but it keeps the main components together whilst adding that perfect pop factor that Passion Pit do so well. The breakdown sounds magical, i could imagine Passion Pit releasing this as a single and it doing really well. I’d love to see them make a video for it. One of the most perfect covers i’ve heard in a while. In fact i’d go as far to say that out of the 10 covers i’ve posted over the past two days this is the best by a mile.
MP3: Passion Pit – Dreams

S.I.T Wolf  X

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

This is a special Halloween mixtape, feel free to download it if you want. I threw it together this afternoon in the midst of a hangover. Apologies for the quality of the track “Dragula”. The bitrate was really low and i only realised halfway through the mix. I would have left the track out if i’d known but i recorded the mix all in one go and made the mistake of not checking the quality of the tracks first. Like i said i was hungover and it was a last minute thing. I just had a quick browse through some of my music files and took the songs i thought to be most apt for a Halloween mix.

Something Wicked This Way Comes Tracklist
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1. Intro
2. Queens of the Stone Age – Burn The Witch
3. Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore
4. Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl
5. Eagles of Death Metal – Chase The Devil
6. Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Puppy Dog Snails
7. Pixies – Dead
8.Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
9. The Cramps – Human Fly
10. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You
11. Prodigy – Voodoo People
12. John Carpenter – Halloween Theme Tune
13. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Remix)
14. Zombie Nation – Forza (Fukkk Off Remix)
15. Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400
16. Designer Drugs – Zombies!
17. Rob Zombie – Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)
18. NiKiT – Sudden Death
19. Bobby Pickett – The Monster Mash
20. ToToM – Ghostbusters Theme vs Smashing Pumpkins vs Ram Jam
21. Max Romeo and The Upsetters – I Chase The Devil
22. Imogen Heap – Getting Scared
23. Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy (Intro only)

MP3: Someone’s In The Wolf – Something Wicked This Way Comes Mixtape

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Here’s some songs that i considered for the mix but to keep it under 80 minutes i decided to leave them out…

MP3’s

Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost?

The Cranberries – Zombie

Ladytron – Ghosts

Sneaker Pimps – Small Town Witch

Aereogramme – Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)

And a few videos…

Unicorn Kid – Wee Monsters

Alkaline Trio – Halloween

Happy Halloween

S.I.T Wolf X

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Good Things Come To Those Who…

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Today or tomorrow (depending on where you are in the world) marks the 250th anniversary of Guinness. It was on this very day in 1759 that Arthur Guinness poured his very first pint of Guinness and the rest they say is history…..

Some random Guinness facts:

Guinness is brewed in more than a 150 countries worldwide.

40% of all Guinness sales are in Africa.

It takes 119.53 seconds to pour the “perfect pint” of Guinness.

There are only 198 calories per pint of Guinness.

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MP3’s

Emotional types from Limerick
The Cranberries – Linger

Electro-Indie experimentalist from Crumlin
Jape – Floating

Old School Rock mammoths from Dublin
Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song

Post Rock noise merchants from County Whitlow
God Is An Astronaut – Tempus Horizon

New upstarts from Bangor
Two Door Cinema Club – Hands Off My Cash Monty

Pop Punk from Downpatrick
Ash – Kung Fu

Wistful singer-songwriter from County Kildare
Damien Rice – Rootless Tree

Amp destroyers from Belfast
And So I Watch You From Afar – I Capture Castles

Shoegaze legends from Dublin
My Bloody Valentine – Soon

Alternative Rock from Portrane
Delorentos – Any Other Way

Indie rock trio from Dublin
JJ72 – October Swimmer

*As usual to download any tracks simply click once to open the file then right click and save target as*

VIDEOS:

Fuzzy electonica beats from Derry

Chirpy Pop from Cork

A loud indie-electro group from Derry

And of course i couldn’t leave out the classic…….

And so i’ll end by saying a very Happy Birthday and many congratulations to you Mr Arthur Guinness…..you’ve gave me many an enjoyable Sunday in the local pub.

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breithla shona duit (Happy Birthday)

S.I.T Wolf  X

This post is dedicated to one of my best friends Aiobfan who goes back home to Cork tomorrow night, i think it’s more than fitting that her leaving do just happened to be tonight and many Guinness were consumed….

i’ll miss you xx

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