[This show was originally broadcast on May 3, 2013]
Just the other day, the full tracklisting for the soundtrack of what may very well be this summer's blockbuster, The Great Gatsby, was revealed. It's pretty intriguing -- you should give that "Back in Black" cover by Beyonce and Andre 3000 a spin -- but naturally, I couldn't help but wish there was a Canadian act or two on there.
Of course, there are scores of Canadian acts that have performed and recorded plenty of covers previously: sometimes it's of a fellow Canuck, like Elliott BROOD's killer take on Feist. Other times, it's an entire release of (mostly) non-Canadian songs -- like what Zeus has done with their recent Cover Me EP. They take on Michael Jackson, The Flaming Lips, Stone Temple Pilots, even R. Kelly.
I don't know about you, but I love hearing homegrown bands cover other beloved acts. And sometimes I'll whip up some dream matchups of my own. Honestly, ever since Serena Ryder's latest album, and since hearing that Gatsby track, I can't help but wish that, someday, we'll hear Ms. Ryder rip out a Winehouse cover of her own. Wouldn't that be perfect?
What other perfect matchups of Canadian artists and non-Canadian songs have you envisioned? Who would you love to see take on some classic covers? Better yet, have you caught any killer covers live?