183: The Great Cover-Up

The Great Cover-Up is our all-covers show featuring songs recorded between 1976–1995. This two-hour episode features covers by The Jazz Butcher (pictured), Pixies, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Giant Sand, The Dickies, The Lemonheads, Nirvana, The Clash, Fear, Game Theory, The Sid Presley Experience, Buffalo Tom, Orange Juice, Green on Red, Bram Tschaikovsky, and much more. We’ll hear back-to-back interpretations of a Nancy Sinatra classic, a pair of takes on The Shangri-La’s, a trio of Modern Lovers covers from their first record, and one of the oddest Big Star covers you’re likely to hear. Plus Killdozer covering Elvis.


  1. Boys Next Door — These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (Nancy Sinatra)
  2. Government Issue — These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (Nancy Sinatra)
  3. Beat Temptation — What Goes On (The Velvet Underground) / 1969 (The Stooges)
  4. The Sid Presley Experience — Cold Turkey (John Lennon)
  5. Great Plains — Drunkard’s Blues (Hank Thompson)
  6. Giant Sand — Is That All There Is (Peggy Lee)
  7. They Might Be Giants — Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (The Four Lads)
  8. Brave Combo — My “Girl” Lollipop (Barbie Gaye)
  9. Happy Flowers — Thirteen (Big Star)
  10. The Dickies — The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
  11. The Jazz Butcher — Roadrunner (Modern Lovers)
  12. Velvet Crush — She Cracked (The Modern Lovers)
  13. The Silos — I’m Straight (The Modern Lovers)
  14. Pixies — Head On (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
  15. Echo & The Bunnymen — Friction (Television)
  16. Minor Threat — Good Guys (Don’t Wear White) (The Standells)
  17. Game Theory — The Letter (The Box Tops)
  18. Inca Babies — Ramblin’ Man (Hank Williams)
  19. Green On Red — Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
  20. The Lemonheads — Skulls (Misfits)
  21. Buffalo Tom — Heaven (The Psychedelic Furs)
  22. Captain America — Indian Summer (Beat Happening)
  23. Shop Assistants — Train From Kansas City (The Shangri-Las)
  24. Superchunk — Train From Kansas City (The Shangri-La’s)
  25. Nirvana — Love Buzz (Shocking Blue)
  26. Nervus Rex — Venus (Shocking Blue)
  27. Orange Juice — L.O.V.E. Love (Al Green)
  28. The Clash — Revolution Rock (Danny Ray & The Revolutionaries)
  29. The Fleshtones — Ride Your Pony (Lee Dorsey)
  30. Dim Stars — Rip Off (T. Rex)
  31. Fear — We Got To Get Out Of This Place (The Animals)
  32. 45 Grave — School’s Out (Alice Cooper)
  33. The Replacements — Black Diamond (Kiss)
  34. Bram Tschaikovsky — I’m A Believer (Neil Diamond / The Monkees)
  35. Ramones — Let’s Dance (Chris Montez)
  36. Killdozer — Burnin’ Love (Elvis Presley)
  37. The Jesus And Mary Chain — Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)