I'm a big fan of cover songs, typically if they're done well. I often will hear a song on my iPod and think about how a certain group would do covering it. For example, I love heavy metal, and would like to hear Fear Factory or Behemoth cover "Center of Eternity" by Ozzy Osbourne.
Years ago my friend and I put together a fantasy Paul McCartney tribute album, with various major music industry stars covering lesser-known songs from throughout his career. There's even a chance that one or two will turn up on the real McCartney tribute in the works; I know that Billy Joel has recorded a song for the album, and I know that Paul started doing the song we had picked for Billy, "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five", in concert recently (he seems to have been adding songs that were done for the tribute album, since his touring band was also on the album). Of course, some of the performers we picked are no longer even possible. We had a full track listing, but I don't have it anymore. But some of the other ones I can remember:
Cage -- Squeeze (this is an unreleased Wings song) Only Love Remains -- Elton John Love In Song -- Chuck Berry Baby's Request -- Harry Connick Jr. Love Awake -- The Hollies C Moon -- The Ramones Wanderlust -- Crosby Stills Nash and Young Oo You -- Page and Plant Biker Like An Icon -- Tina Turner I Wanna Cry -- Eric Clapton One More Kiss - Willie Nelson Stranglehold - Pearl Jam Move Over Busker - Aerosmith Get Out Of My Way - Travis Tritt Must Do Something About It - Rod Stewart The Back Seat Of My Car -- Brian Wilson No Values -- Paul Westerberg Suicide -- Tony Bennett (only a brief snippet of this song appears on McCartney) Sweetest Little Show -- Paul Simon
I find putting together these "tribute albums" fun, but I suppose it would violate the rule against fantasy booking!
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An APCO 25 digital police scanner. Loved those things since I was a kid. And it always nice getting a couple bottles of JD from Uncle Kevin. Helps me deal with those annoying relatives I see once a year.