Despite All My Rage

Anybody who doesn't remember the lyric "Despite all my rage, I am still just a..." wasn't listening to the radio in the fall of 1995. I didn't even finish typing the line, but I'm sure you know the rest. Has it really been over thirteen years since the release of Smashing Pumpkins' "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness?" Yes, it's been that long, if not longer.

These last eight years have felt longer than the years that preceded them, and this next year or two will feel longer still as we all hang on until our economic whirlwind calms down again.

And yet, as I listen to a cover of Bullet With Butterfly Wings from that 1995 Smashing Pumpkins album, the song sounds fresh and new. That's what a good cover should should like, in my opinion.

Radiation Revibed: Covers!

  • Bullet With Butterfly Wings | Frida Snell
          - Originally by Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sweet Jane | Cowboy Junkies
          - Originally by Velvet Underground
  • Radiation Vibe | Hem
          - Originally by Fountains Of Wayne
  • Romeo And Juliet | The Killers
          - Originally by Dire Straits
  • Teardrop | Jose Gonzalez
          - Originally by Massive Attack
  • Love Is A Battlefield | Djali Zwan
          - Originally by Pat Benatar
  • Bad | Luka Bloom
          - Originally by U2
  • Time After Time | Eva Cassidy
          - Originally by Cyndi Lauper
  • Wonderwall | Ryan Adams
          - Originally by Oasis
  • Moon River | Morrissey
          - First recorded by Andy Williams
  • There Is A Light That Never Goes Out | Death Cab For Cutie
          - Originally by The Smiths

    Ahh, Moon River... you heart breaker. Classic song... I enjoy Morrissey's crooning spin on it.

    ::::: | Monday, Feb 23 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    Amanda said:

    I am loving this playlist. it's so good.

    ::::: | February 27, 2009 7:59 AM

    Amanda said:

    I love this cover of Romeo and Juliet. phenomenal!

    ::::: | February 27, 2009 8:42 AM

    Idzik said:

    oh my gosh, i was listening to radiation vibe the other day on my ipod! still an awesome song!

    ::::: | February 28, 2009 5:18 PM

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