Monthly Archives: December 2011

Quietdrive : In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

Okay, okay, I just can’t get enough of the new Quietdrive covers album. They really do a great job of adapting the songs to become their own. Today’s selection is a classic from Peter Gabriel, which will, for me, forever … Continue reading

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Quietdrive : Mandolin Rain (Bruce Hornsby cover)

I know, right away, you are saying “A Bruce Hornsby cover?!?!?” but give it a chance! Quietdrive takes a crappy song, and turns it into pure pop punk gold. I hated this song when it came out, but I love … Continue reading

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Quietdrive : Africa (Toto Cover)

So, Quietdrive is a pop punk band from here in Minneapolis, and they have been going at it for quite a while now, and I have loved them from before their first CD even came out. So, when I had … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Last Christmas: Day Twelve: The Hairy Bottlers

It’s the last day! And I know that I am late on this one, but the last couple of days have been way to hectic to post it. Three Christmas celebrations in three days, with one being a two and … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Last Christmas: Day Eleven : Busted

Whew! One more day after today! Crazy. Almost to the full twelve days. Today’s cover comes from a one off performance of it on Top of the Pops. It’s from a band called Busted, who were in the vein of … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Last Christmas: Day Ten : Say Vandelay

Wow! Day ten! Woo Hoo! Hope you guys are all still here! *crickets* Well, we are almost done with the 12 days of Last Christmas! Well, until next year! 😉  We are now at the Poppy Punk section of our … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Last Christmas: Day Nine : Erlend Oye

Day Nine! Only three days left! And today’s cover is one of my favorites. Why? Because it’s so different than the original, Erlend takes the song down to the core of just him and his guitar. It’s a hauntingly sweet … Continue reading

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