February 12th, 2004


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"?

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