Δευτέρα, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2011

the queen is 25, the cover lovers' tribute compilation


το άλμπουμ με τις διασκευές στα κομμάτια του "queen is dead" των smiths που οργάνωσαν οι cover lovers είναι έτοιμο και από σήμερα θα αρχίσει να ποστάρεται κομμάτι-κομμάτι. εκτός από τα συγκεκριμένα τραγούδια στη λίστα πιο κάτω, υπάρχουν κι άλλα που θα ανέβουν έξτρα, σε ξεχωριστά ποστ.
αυτή είναι η ανακοίνωσή τους:
Twenty five years ago, The Smiths, arguably the greatest British band of the 1980s, released their masterpiece, ''The Queen Is Dead''.
"Like the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen, the Smiths' The Queen Is Dead was designed as a state-of-the-nation address. The parallels are many: explicit criticism of the monarchy as a pillar of the existing class system; the toughest hard rock as the most effective method of making your point; lyrics that are a blast of eloquent rage from the standpoint of an outsider –in each case a young man of Irish extraction.When The Queen Is Dead was released in June 1986, Britain was nearing the end of a second term of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government. There was surprisingly little dissidence expressed in popular culture, as the onset of CD software inaugurated a wave of retro marketing." John Savage, The Guardian, December 15th, 2010.
Today, this monumental album is the subject of the very first Cover Lovers exclusive tribute compilation 'The Queen Is 25', comprising mostly of young, Greek independent artists and bands [most of them have released their debut albums this year].
Have a look at the contributing artists:
01. Baby Guru [GR] - The Queen Is Dead
02. My Drunken Haze [GR] - Frankly, Mr Shankly
- Egg Hell [GR] - Frankly, Mr Shankly
03. Mechanimal [GR] - I Know It's Over
04. Tyler Holmes [US] -Never Had No One Ever
05. Sillyboy [GR] - Cemetry Gates
06. Dial Up [US] - Bigmouth Strikes Again
07. James Collin [US] - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
- Garden On A Trampoline [US] - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
08. A Victim Of Society [GR] - Vicar In A Tutu
09. Betty Loop Loop [GR] - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10. Pan Pan [GR] - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
- Lumiere Brother [GR] - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Starting on Monday November 7th, we' ll be posting one exclusive cover every day.
Needless to say, we' ll be glad for you to share, host or link to the project.
You can keep track of it by following the blog's
RSS or twitter.
Hoping you enjoy The Queen Is 25
Love from Athens.
THE COVER LOVERS
http://thecoverlovers.blogspot.com