Saturday, August 03, 2013

COVER THE EARTH 4

UPDATE 8/10/13: File is back up.  I'm a little worried that it disappeared as I haven't had any trouble with zippyshare...yet...
Yet another batch of strange and wonderful covers of Western pop songs performed by people of other lands on ethnic instruments in various exotic styles. Some real mind bogglers here, e.g.: Jamaican senior citizens playing Iggy Pop, Joy Division goes calypso, surf music on sitars, Bowie's "Space Oddity" turned into a Mexican comedy routine, but the gamelan orchestra recorded "in the field" in Indonesia performing a song by the late '70s British marxist art-punk band Gang of Four truly takes the cake.  What the heck is the story behind this? I couldn't find out, and maybe that's just as well. There are still some mysteries the universe is not willing to share with us...

COVER THE EARTH 4
  
1. Los Miticos Del Ritmo [Columbian cumbia] - No Pares Hasta Tener Lo Suficiente [Jacko "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"]
2. Zia [Iran] - Man Kiam? [Monkees "I'm A Believer"]
3. Surf Champlers [Japan] - "James Bond Theme"
4. Willie DeVille [US/Mexican mariachi] - "Hey Joe" [Jimi Hendrix]
5. Luna Lee [Korea] - "Voodoo Chile" [Jimi Hendrix] video below
06 The Jolly Boys [Jamaican mento] - "The Passenger" [Iggy Pop]
07 Sekar-Melati [Indonesian gamelan]- "Not Great Men" [Gang of Four] video below
08 Louis Brennon [France] - "l'anarchie pour UK" [Sex Pistols]
09 Grupo Falso Baiano [Brasilian samba]- Irmaos Super Mario [Super Mario theme]
10 Hermanos Calatrava [Mexico] - "Space Oddity" [David Bowie] UPDATE: a commentor on WFMU's twitter feed claims this is Spanish, not Mexican
11 Steel Harmony [UK/Caribbean steel drum] - "Transmission" [Joy Division]
12 Caetano Velosa [Brazilian bossa nova] - "Billie Jean/Eleanor Rigby" [Jacko, Beatles]
13 Banda Plástica De Tepetlixpa Mex. [Mexican brass band] - "Yesterday" [Beatles]
14 Kumbia Queers [Latin American cumbia] - "Luci, Fer y Sam [Pink Floyd "Lucifer Sam"]
15 The Draytons Two [Barbados spouge] - "Blueberry Hill" [Fats Domino]
16 Wganda Kenya [Afro-Columbian] - "Combate A Kung-Fu" [Carl Douglas "Kung Fu Fighting"]
17 Rita Chao [Singapore] - "Proud Mary" [Credence Clearwater Revival]
18 The Bombay Beach Boys [US/India] - "Pipeline" [The Chantays]
19 Ondatr├│pica [Columbian cumbia] - "I Ron Man" [Black Sabbath "Iron Man"]
20 Jimmy Sturr [US polka] - "Fun Fun Fun" [Beach Boys]
21 The Soul Fantastics [Panama] - "Ain't No Sunshine" [Bill Withers]
22 Funk Como Le Gusta [Brasil] - "16 Toneladas (Sixteen Tons)" [Tennessee Ernie Ford]
23 Shang Shang Typhoon [Japan] - "Let It Be" [Beatles]


18 comments:

Hardeep said...

This is great! There's also a Japanese 'Jackson 5' --> http://kungfugripzine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/finger-5-i-want-you-back-j5-cover.html

DonHo57 said...

Eclectically delicious, musically nutritious. Thanks!

tony said...

Can you reup any other the earlier ones? I apologize for all the requests. I'm late to your blog and I've been loving everything I've heard.

Mr Fab said...

Thanks for the Japson 5! Just when I thnk I'm done with these volumes, I discover more.

Yo DonHo, I think this blog has a new motto, heh heh.

Tony: I've got a lot of re-up requests, but I will add yours to the list. THis stuff must be heard! Can't guarantee when it will be up, tho. Keep watching the skies...

Anonymous said...

Everything is great except Fun Fun Fun by Jimmy Sturr, It is the oly file that was not an mp3. It is an AAC (protected) file and I have no way to playback. I've tried VLC and Quicktime, which "play" the 2:31 track; but it is silent.

Has anyone wlse encountered this glitch?

Anonymous said...

Yes track 20 is locked and unplayable in itunes, quicktime, vlc and mplayer.

Anonymous said...

This is what keeps me coming back to Music for Maniacs. Thank you so much!

Mr Fab said...

Sorry about the Beach Boys polka - strange, it always played fine for me. I'll see if I can convert it to mp3...

Pierre said...

That Super Mario Bros cover is the best i ever heard

Pierre said...

Also, if you haven't heard it yet, a nice Kenyan cover of La Bamba from the 60's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwWzIkflNRI

Mr Fab said...

Pierre, that was great!

Pierre said...

It's from an awesome compilation of Kenyan music from the 60's "Before Benga - The Nairobi Sound"

Laughing Bones said...

Is it hosted anywhere else? Zippyshare is not cooperating!

Anonymous said...

The download link is broken... please fix it, this sounds great!

Soylent White Trash said...

Apparently, Finger 5 had a movie called; "Finger 5's Great Adventure" in 1974.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188619/

Anonymous said...

I can tell by the accent that Hermanos Calatrava are Spanish and not Mexican. Also, wikipedia says they're Spanish.

Anonymous said...

khren'

Anonymous said...

nice work bro