Monday, June 29, 2009

Welcome To The Gayborhood Pt. 1

June is nearly over, and with that we shall celebrate LGBT Pride month (thanks Obama), yes it's no longer just Gay Pride, which I think is awesome. Here in NYC specifically we've just ended Pride week, a week filled with marches, parades and parties all over the city. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement. We are still fighting for equal rights but with more and more states allowing same sex marriage and with a democrat in office again, it seems likely we will be a lot more equal sooner rather than later.

We are going to start off with LGBT artists doing covers, this includes solo artists and bands that feature out LGBT artists. Due to the large amount of songs I have that fit this criteria we are gonna break this up into two parts. Hopefully before the month is through I will do another post of musicians covering songs by LGBT artists as well.

Amanda Palmer "Creep" (Live Radiohead Cover)
Antony & The Johnsons "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan Cover)
B-52s "Downtown" (Live Petula Clark Cover)
Bob Mould "Everybody Knows/Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young Cover)
Bonfire Madigan "Monkey Gone To Heaven" (Pixies Cover)
Bratmobile "Where Eagles Dare" (Misfits Cover)
The Butchies "Your Love" (The Outfield Cover)
The Cliks "Cry Me A River" (Justin Timberlake Cover)
Cub "Tell Me Now" (Daniel Johnston Cover)
Dear Nora "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan Cover)
The Ditty Bops "Bye Bye Love" (The Everly Brothers Cover)
Erasure "Take A Chance On Me" (Abba Cover)
Erin McKeown "Paper Moon" (comp. Arlen, Rose & Harburg)
Final Fantasy "Power of Love" (Live Celine Dion Cover)
Girlyman "All Through The Night" (Cyndi Lauper Cover)
Gossip "Are U That Somebody" (Aaliyah Cover)
Hüsker Dü "Love Is All Around" (Sonny Curtis Cover)
The Indigo Girls "Tangled Up In Blue" (Live Bob Dylan Cover)
Jay Brannan "Straight Outta Compton" (Live N.W.A. Cover)
Jill Sobule "I Will Survive" (Live Gloria Gaynor Cover)
The Josephine Wiggs Experience "Head To Toe" (The Breeders Cover)

As always, support the artists, click the artist name for the website or use the links to the right to buy music as well as support the blog.


Kimberley said...

Thank you so much for all of these great covers. I will probably use a few for my wee show tonight, and I will definitely credit your blog, as I have in the past!

Kimberley Belton
Aural Improbabilities (

quietcore said...

You are welcome Kimberley! If you find any awesome covers you think I should hear please send them my way! Thanks for reading and giving me credit!

Kevin said...

Just discovered your blog tonight and I can't stop. This is amazing!

The Final Fantasy seems to be just the intro rather than the song - or is that just an error on my computer's part? I would love to hear the whole thing.

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