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Single Serving: Spoon – Live Covers (Re-Revisited)

Ok, this is a repost.  I sorta deleted a portion of the original post, had to put some work into making it go live again, and thought I’d post the new shiny version of this old post for you to enjoy this afternoon.  After all, it’s an oldie, but a goodie.  As you may recall I had previously posted a collection of Spoon covers. Subsequently, in response to my original post, You Ain’t No Picasso unearthed a few additional covers that I had missed including a great cover by Britt Daniel of Wolf Parade’s Modern World. Since that time, I’ve found several additional Spoon covers bringing the total of 26 songs including two different versions of John Lennon’s “Isolation” and a great early recording of Britt Daniel performing “10:15 Saturday Night” originally by the Cure.  So I present to you the entire collection of cover songs by Spoon that I am aware of:

Spoon – Modern World (Wolf Parade Cover)
Spoon – I Am the Key (La’s Cover)
Spoon – It’s Gonna Take an Airplane (Dan Bejar/Destroyer Cover)
Spoon – Rocks Off (Rolling Stones Cover)
Spoon – Peace Like a River (Paul Simon Cover)
Spoon – Isolation (guitar version)(John Lennon Cover)(Britt Daniel solo)
Spoon – Isolation (piano version)(John Lennon Cover)(Britt Daniel solo)
Spoon – Set Me Free (Kinks Cover)
Spoon – Situation Vacant (Kinks Cover)
Spoon – Moments (Kinks Cover)
Spoon – Panic (the Smiths Cover)
Spoon – Loose (Stooges Cover)
Spoon – Roller Coaster (13th Floor Elevator Cover)
Spoon – Rocket USA (Suicide Cover)
Spoon – A Good Flying Bird (Guided By Voices Cover)
Spoon – Lowdown (Wire Cover)
Spoon – Used to (Wire Cover)
Spoon – 1 2 X U (Wire Cover)(Britt Daniel at Punk Rock Karaoke 1/26/2009)
Spoon – Held (Smog Cover)
Spoon – Melted Pat (Guided By Voices Cover)
Spoon – I’m Going Down (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Spoon – 10:15 Saturday Night (The Cure Cover)(Britt Daniel/Drake Tungsten)

Spoon – Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke Cover)
Spoon – Tear Me Down (Hedwig & The Angry Inch Cover)
Spoon – Upwards at 45 Degrees (Julian Cope Cover)
Spoon – Decora (Yo La Tengo Cover)

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Posted by Matthew Hickey


Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • nohardchords

    Thanks for posting these! One note, though – I'm pretty sure Britt Daniel's early pseudonym was Drake Tungsten, not Daniel Tungsten.

  • Matthew

    Ouch – you're right. That was a mistake.

  • threelobed

    next time – wire's "Mannequin" with mac on vox from merge XX…

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  • Arynn

    I just noticed that SPOONS cover of “Love Song” by The Damned is missing from the list. Just a heads up.

  • musicalpairings

    I don’t suppose you have a link to that one, do you? Thanks!

  • JP

    You’re also missing Hateful — the Clash. I heard it live…and I think its out there somewhere.

  • musicalpairings

    Oh, I want to hear that one. I’ve not seen it, but I’ll be on the lookout!

  • Arynn

    I dont. I bought it on itunes a while back.

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