Served Three Ways

  1. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Justin Timberlake’s “My Love”

    I can very clearly remember the moment I realized that Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds didn’t suck. For it’s first month or more of existence I lived a FutureSex/LoveSounds-free life (seriously, I’d been living under a rock or something). I’d nonetheless convinced myself it wasn’t for me and that I wouldn’t like it. After all, Justin Timberlake just wasn’t Continue…

  2. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Bjork’s “Unravel”

    Is it just me, or is it hard to believe that Bjork has been recording music since the late 1980s? Indeed, Bjork’s first band, the Sugarcubes, released their first album in 1988. Not long thereafter (about a year after the Sucarcubes broke up), Bjork debuted her solo material in 1993. Throughout the course of her Continue…

  3. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Radiohead’s “Exit Music (For a Film)”

    Today’s Served Three Ways is a special one for me. Radiohead have been my favorite band for over 15 years now. I’ve seen them numerous times including gigs in Oxford, England; Toronto, Canada; Cleveland Ohio; and both San Francisco & Berkeley, California (amongst other places). Tomorrow I’m heading down to San Jose with Robert from Continue…

  4. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

    Although Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” has no relationship to the Marvel comic book superhero who bears the same name, the song’s protagonist shares an equally fantastic origin. The track was released in 1970 on Black Sabbath’s sophomore album Paranoid. The track received it’s theme and name when Ozzy Osbourne first heard the main guitar riff Continue…

  5. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband”

    Nina Simone’s catalog include two of the most powerful tracks ever recorded: “Feeling Good” and “Be My Husband.” The latter of the two first appeared on her 1965 album Pastel Blues. It is a completely stripped-down, bluesy affair featuring nothing more than handclaps and some subtle hi-hat to accompany her a cappella vocals. It was Continue…

  6. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Maps”

    It’s hard to believe that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut album was released nearly 9 years ago (in April 2003). Although it’s a remarkably solid debut from start to finish, “Maps” is a notable standout demonstrating a strong (and relatively surprising) emotional foundation compared to the tracks which make up much of the rest of Continue…

  7. Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Neil Young’s “On The Beach”

    Neil Young’s On The Beach was originally released in 1974 as the follow up to the commercially and critically successful Harvest. It was raw and loose, and from the lyrics and sparse production, it’s clear that Young was in an emotionally dark place at the time. For a modern equivalent, you could compare it’s emotional Continue…

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