Ralph Melton (ralphmelton) wrote,
Ralph Melton

Genre Outlaw

One of my little quirks is an interest in songs covered into other genres, such as the Austin Lounge Lizards' bluegrass cover of Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage".

Today, I decided to make a playlist of those songs in my collection. I was surprised to see that it came to 84 songs, and 5.7 hours of music.

In some cases, I have trouble defining what the "original" genre is, though. For example, the first version of "Just a Gigolo" that I was familiar with was the David Lee Roth version (of which I do not have a copy). So the Village People version probably counts as trans-genre. But what about the Louis Armstrong version, which predates the David Lee Roth version and probably has a better claim to being "original"?

The Current List:
"Hurt", American IV, Johnny Cash
"Personal Jesus", American IV, Johnny Cash
Christmas Remixed, various artists (techno remixes of Christmas songs)
"Dominique", Club Europa
"Here Comes the Rain Again" (Echoes and Artifacts), The Crüxshadows
Excelsis Vol. 2: A Winter's Song, various artists (goth covers of Christmas songs)
"Fast Car", Hit Mix 2000, Blackvogue Soundsystem
"These Boots Are Made For Walking", Hit Mix 2000, Velvet 99
"Sex Machine", Live at Yoshi's, Dee Dee Bridgewater
"Brain Damage", Lizard Vision, Austin Lounge Lizards
"Black Hole Sun", Lounge-A-Palooza, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
Mozart Master Mix, various artists (techno remixes of classical music)
"End of the World (As We Know It)", Rant and Roar, Great Big Sea
Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits, various artists
School House Rock! Rocks, various artists
"Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody", The Best of Village People, Village People
"Memories Can't Wait", Vivid, Living Colour
"Day Tripper / If I Needed Someone / I Want You (She's So Heavy)", World Coming Down, Type O Negative
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