Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cover Song Saturday Night - REM Edition

Just over a month ago a bunch of bands and singers got together to pay tribute to the greatness that is REM. Tonight the Skog Blog does the same.

Here is REM with The Boss peforming Man on the Moon. I realize if the band themselves are playing it shouldn't fall in the 'cover song' category. So what. As I've said in the past, this is the Skog Blog and I will do what I darn well please. This song was submitted earlier this week by Corbie for inclusion on Cover Song Sat Night. Feel free to email me great covers as well, loyal readers.

Next up the talented Sufjan Stevens returns to Cover Song Saturday Night doing a haunting rendition of The One I Love with Rosie Thomas.

If I've said it once I've said it 100 times, Darius Rucker might have the smoothest voice on the planet. I Believe indeed.

Not sure that I love this one but it is a very creative version of the classic Nightswimming by Ingrid Michaelson.

Last up tonight is The Fray. I don't love them but I do love this pleasant cover of The Great Beyond from the REM scored soundtrack for the Andy Kaufman film Man on the Moon.


Kim said...

I love me some REM. Thanks for the clips.

Robyn said...

Isn't the smooth Darius Rucker country?

kg said...

He's no more country than Johnny Cash. He'll always be Hootie to me.