Version Control III

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking

The carefully curated collection of artists performing tracks made famous by other artists continues, in the third annual Version Control. Some of these could be so obscure as to ask “is it a cover if I never heard the original” but we can leave the answering of that to the armchair philosophers. I’ll go on the record saying a good song is a good song no matter who performs it. Also, to the listener and fellow cassette afficionado that complained about Maxell and Memorex being mentioned in the same breath: my point is that neither one of them is TDK.

In this episode: April March, Bill Callahan & Bonnie "Prince" Billy, black midi, Bodega, Calexico, Camera Obscura, Carl King, Chris Murray, Dave Depper, Firewater, Flat Duo Jets, Gogol Bordello, The Greyboy Allstars, Heather Nova, Herbie Mann, International Beat, Jaco Pastorius, Jenny Toomey, Jonah Jones, Los Miticos Del Ritmo, Low, The Mekons, Mike Doughty, Money Mark, Negativland, Paul Collins and Marci Marks, Pierre Perpall, The Pretty Reckless, Primus, The Rubinoos, Sex Clark Five, Skankin' Pickle, Spot 1019, Stereo Total, The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, The Sursiks, Tripping Daisy, Volebeats, Waco Brothers, The Wedding Present, Yann Tiersen , Yo La Tengo

  Song Artist Notes
1 Making Plans For Nigel Primus Originally from XTC
3 Alec Eiffel April March Originally from Pixies
4 Cheat Jenny Toomey Originally from Franklin Bruno
5 I Started a Joke Low Originally from the Bee Gees
6 Train to Chicago Mike Doughty Originally from Drink Me
8 The El Burro Song Calexico Originally from Los Super Seven
9 Sing Sing Sing Flat Duo Jets Originally from Gene Krupa
10 Immigrant Song Sex Clark Five Originally from Led Zeppelin
11 I'm Not in Love (The Dermot O'Leary Saturday Sessions Show) Camera Obscura Originally from 10cc
13 Our Lips Are Sealed Paul Collins and Marci Marks Originally from the Go Go’s / Fun Boy Three
14 Science Fiction Double Feature Chris Murray Originally from the Rocky Horror Picture Show
15 The Fits International Beat Originally from the Skatalites
16 Starry Starry Night Spot 1019 Originally from Don McLean
18 Taxman The Greyboy Allstars Originally from the Beatles
19 The Harder They Come Waco Brothers Originally from Jimmy Cliff
20 Los Angeles The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs Originally from X
22 Indian Bingo Tripping Daisy Originally from Brainiac
23 Turning Japanese Skankin' Pickle Originally from the Vapors
24 Provisional Bodega Originally from Fugazi
25 Blueprint Gogol Bordello Originally from Fugazi
27 Storm Warning Firewater Originally from the Skatalites
28 Friday (Take 73) Carl King Originally from Rebecca Black
29 Here Comes Your Man Heather Nova Originally from Pixies
30 Wild and Blue The Mekons Originally from John Anderson
32 Otro Muerde El Polvo (Another One Bites The Dust) Los Miticos Del Ritmo Originally from Queen
33 Blackbird Jaco Pastorius Originally from the Beatles
34 Pepe Y Irene Money Mark Originally from Los Lobos
35 Da Da Da Pierre Perpall Originally from Trio
37 Relax Baby Be Cool Stereo Total Originally from Serge Gainsbourg
38 Bend Me, Shape Me The Rubinoos Originally from The American Breed
39 Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) The Wedding Present Originally from Steve Harley
40 Here Comes My Baby Yo La Tengo Originally from Cat Stevens
42 Deacon Blues (feat. Bill Mackay) Bill Callahan & Bonnie "Prince" Billy Originally from Steely Dan
43 Over the Hiccups Negativland Nothing else like it
44 21st Century Schizoid Man black midi Originally from King Crimson
46 Maggot Brain Volebeats Originally from Funkadelic
47 The Great Gig in the Sky The Sursiks Originally from Pink Floyd
48 Kelly Watch the Stars Dave Depper Originally from Air
50 Comin' Home Baby Herbie Mann Originally from Mel Tormé
51 Uptight (Everything's Alright) Jonah Jones Originally from Stevie Wonder
52 Loud Love The Pretty Reckless Originally from Soundgarden
54 Lieber Honig Yann Tiersen Originally from Neu