Saturday Night Studio – Postmodern Jukebox
So where do you go to find pop hits from the last several decades covered in the style of swing and jazz standards from a bygone era? Postmodern Jukebox has that niche, uh, covered.
For example, check out this vintage jazz cover of “Lovefool” by the Cardigans –
I don’t know about you, but I’ve waited 25 years for an “Old Jack Swing” cover of New Jack Swing stylists Bell Biv Devoe –
Electronic Dance Music song “Lean On” done in the style of 70s Stevie Wonder? They got that –
…and it’s good. Far better than the original.
It might seem a bit naive to attempt covering a Talking Heads melody in vintage 40s swing style, but I guess they must be having fun. I liked it.
I have to wonder what urban, cosmopolitan feminist-y types think of PMJ’s cover of “Blurred Lines” – all the alleged rapiness with that bluegrass sound that makes the Tumblrinas teeth grind. Bonus points for a woman singing it. [Extra double bonus: listen to it at 1.25 x normal speed]
There’s also an instrumental keyboard mashup deep in the archives titled “Call Me Al, Maybe.”
This is how they remind me of how they polished an unpolishable turd with some Motown sound –
Lastly, one that sort of fits their bailiwick even before they covered it… I always liked this Fiona Apple song, but this cover suits it perfectly. Fiona should have done an alternate version in this style, because she was born sing in this style –
Thanks to my wife for discovering this.