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BG: Is That Vampire Rock? Turn It Up!

While I’d venture to guess that most of our readers are a bit too old for the whole Twilight phenomenon, there is a reason to get excited about the vampire-loving

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Cover Wars: Moonage Daydream Edition

Moonage Daydream was first released as a single in 1971 by Arnold Corns (one of David Bowie’s pseudonyms), and was later released in 1972 on the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

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In The Words and Music of David Bowie, James E. Perone writes,

Bowie’s vocal melody and arrangement in the song’s chorus sections also closely resemble Elton John’s contemporary work (notably “Tiny Dancer”), although “Moonage Daydream” includes enough of a touch of heavy metal-style-electric guitar and percussion in the verses and at the end of each statement of the chorus, so as to provide a bit of distance from John’s music.

The Contestants:

Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians: Making their second appearance in as many weeks, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians lead us off with a very strong performance. Before last week, I don’t think I had ever listened to her cover a single song other than A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, but there’s a bunch of other good ones on the Live Music Archive. Source: 2-24-1991


READ ON for the rest of this week’s Cover Wars contestants…

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Lollapalooza – Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Photos by Michael Weintrob of Lollapalooza 2005, held July 23 & 24, 2005 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Artists included Perry Farrell’s Sattelite Party, Liz Phair, Cake, Dinosaur Jr., Spoon, Kasabian, The Killers, Billy Idol, Primus, Brians Jonestown Massacre, Dandy Warhols and Weezer.

Micheal Weintrob’s status as one of America’s most talented young music photographers brought him to the attention of NPR for which he was the subject of a jazz music special, and was commissioned to photograph Benny Powell and Femi Kuti jazz workshops in New Orleans. A number of magazines and newspapers have profiled his work, the most recent of which was the New York Post. His photographs have appeared in numerous national publications including Drum and Bass Player Magazine, Bass Guitar, Mix, Downbeat, Pollstar, Stuff, Us Weekly, Remix and Rollingstone.

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