It’s the week betwixt Christmas and New Year’s, so we’re slow at work.
Top 5 Non-Existent (As Far We Know) Cover Bands & Their Non-Existent Album Covers
1) Men on Break
Known for such hits as “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under,” Men at Work were hard at work in the 80’s. Nowadays, there are suspicions that their cover band, Men on Break, might really be them.
2) Faster Than Ezra
Some people out there might not think that Better Than Ezra deserves a cover band, but the speed metal versions of “Good” and “Desperately Wanting” leave you desperately wanting more good covers.
3) Urethra Franklin
Aretha Franklin is a legend in the music business. The fact that she’s a legend at Old Country Buffet is besides the point. This rocking cover band electrifies (Ben Franklin lightning pun!) with their versions of “Respect” and “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” (Not to be confused with anything in the Urban Dictionary.)
4) Van Couver Meloncamp
John Mellancamp, a.k.a. The Coug, has a song catalog as long and as varied as his name(s). Van Couver Meloncamp not only does a great service to such hits as “Jack & Diane” and “Hurts So Good,” VCM also “Cuts Like a Knife” to the heart of the hits of The Coug’s northern counterpart – Bryan Adams. Take a bite of Meloncamp! (Now touring in British Columbia.)
5) Hawaii Five-O
Cops – I can take ’em or leave ’em. The Police on the other hand – put out an APB! Hawaii Five-O takes the unique approach of covering Sting’s biting melodies with the soft plucking touch of ukuleles. You never heard “Roxanne” until you heard it plinka-plinka-plink! (Moustaches, Detroit Tigers caps, and flowered shirts are optional at their performances, but highly recommended.)
BONUS: Alternate Urethra Franklin cover after the jump.