Single-artist tributes to single albums?
February 1, 2018 3:26 PM   Subscribe

Apart from The Walkmen in Pussy Cats, Petra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out, and Rise Above by the Dirty Projectors, are there other single-artist tributes to a single album?
posted by pxe2000 to Media & Arts (48 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ryan Adams - 1989
posted by lakemarie at 3:31 PM on February 1, 2018 [5 favorites]




John Vanderslice recorded Diamond Dogs by David Bowie. (Spotify)
posted by mountmccabe at 3:32 PM on February 1, 2018




Exile in Guyville
posted by neroli at 3:34 PM on February 1, 2018 [8 favorites]


It's a tribute to a double album, but there's Rufus Wainwright's Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.
posted by KatlaDragon at 3:47 PM on February 1, 2018 [4 favorites]


Three more:

Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, Rufus Wainwright covering Judy Garland (Spotify)

Camper van Beethoven - Tusk by Fleetwood Mac (Spotify)

Shearwater recorded all of David Bowie's Lodger for the Onion AV Club on YouTube. (YT Playlist)
posted by mountmccabe at 3:48 PM on February 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


The band When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water did this a couple of times...
posted by AJaffe at 3:56 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Nataly Dawn kinda does this in her Coldplay EP.
posted by Doc_Sock at 3:57 PM on February 1, 2018


One of my favorite records is Big Daddy's cover of the entire Sgt. Pepper's album played in various musical styles from the 1950s and 60s.
posted by dfan at 4:00 PM on February 1, 2018 [3 favorites]


Pussy Galore-Exile on Main St.
posted by bdk3clash at 4:08 PM on February 1, 2018 [5 favorites]


Laibach - Let It Be
posted by farlukar at 4:27 PM on February 1, 2018 [6 favorites]


Kind of? Kathy McCarty of Glass Eye has a cover of Daniel Johnston called Dead Dog's Eyeball that is phenomenal.
posted by elsietheeel at 4:29 PM on February 1, 2018 [2 favorites]




The Smithereens did both Meet the Beatles and Tommy.
posted by octothorpe at 4:31 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Maybe pushing the definition a little, DangerMouse put out The Grey Album, a mash-up of Jay-Z's vocal tracks from his The Black Album with samples from The Beatles' The Beatles (more commonly known as "The White Album.")
posted by soundguy99 at 4:40 PM on February 1, 2018 [3 favorites]


Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding (Spotify)
posted by eponym at 4:46 PM on February 1, 2018


God help me but I swear that Train covered Led Zeppelin II.
posted by MoonOrb at 4:48 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Madeline Ava 'In the aeroplane over the sea (except not really)'.
posted by yesbut at 4:56 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Oh God. That's not just some sort of fever dream. Train really did cover Led Zeppelin II.

I knew this was the bad place.
posted by I'm Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today! at 4:56 PM on February 1, 2018 [5 favorites]


Easy Star All Stars have covered a number of classic albums in a reggae style. I'm particularly fond of Radiodread (OK Computer) but the Dub Side of the Moon and Thrillah ones are good too. I didn't much care for the Sargent Peppers cover.

Les Claypool's Frog Brigade covers all of Pink Floyd's Animals on Live Frogs Set 2. Phish used to play entire albums in their live sets for Halloween, including The White Album, Quadrophenia, Remains in Light, and Loaded.

Dream Theater have covered a number of full albums, including Master of Puppets and Made In Japan.

Booker T. & the M.G.s' McLemore Avenue is Abbey Road.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band covered What's Going On (the album).

Charlie Hunter Trio did Natty Dread.

Bang on a Can All Stars covered Music For Airports, both in a studio version and an (IMO) superior live recording.

Phillip Glass has symphonies based on Bowie albums, though they don't contain everything from them.

Beck did all of The Velvet Underground and Nico.
posted by Candleman at 5:06 PM on February 1, 2018 [5 favorites]


The Walkmen did Harry Nilsson's Pussy Cats
posted by LionIndex at 5:07 PM on February 1, 2018


Phish are somewhat famous for covering albums in their entirety at their Halloween shows. I'm not a Phish fan, so I can't provide details except that I think I read something about them playing either Purple Rain or 1999 one year.
posted by kevinbelt at 5:14 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Pussy Galore - Exile on Main Street, released as a cassette.
posted by porn in the woods at 5:58 PM on February 1, 2018


Dread Zeppelin covered much of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack on It's Not Unusual.
posted by Jellybean_Slybun at 6:06 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


The classical ensemble Zeitkratzer covered Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music
posted by coleboptera at 7:06 PM on February 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


Does a cappella Dark Side of the Moon count?
posted by baseballpajamas at 7:19 PM on February 1, 2018


More Flaming Lips. Dark Side of the Moon
posted by Che boludo! at 7:20 PM on February 1, 2018


Mary Lee's Corvette did an amazing live cover in 2002 of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks.
posted by AugustWest at 7:21 PM on February 1, 2018


Old Crow Medicine Show did a live album covering Blonde on Blonde.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:36 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Japancakes covered My Bloody Valentines "Loveless" in its entirety.
posted by Elly Vortex at 7:58 PM on February 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


Camper van Beethoven - Tusk
posted by q*ben at 8:10 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]




Doug Hilsinger and Carolyn Beatty recorded Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain (previously). It's out of print, but you can find it on YouTube. (This has been my good deed for the day.)
posted by maudlin at 8:26 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


turntable kitchen has a whole series called sounds delicious of artists covering an entire album. so far there's been:

Yumi Zouma "(What's The Story) Morning Glory"
Jonathan Rado "Born To Run"
Mutual Benefit "Just Another Diamond Day"
Ben Gibbard "Bandwagonesque"
Quilt "Spirit Of The Golden Juice"
Frankie Rose "Seventeen Seconds"
Ava Luna "Histoire De Melody Nelson"
posted by noloveforned at 8:58 PM on February 1, 2018


Seconding Shearwater's (excellent) cover of Bowie's Lodger, which is available for download here.
posted by the return of the thin white sock at 11:49 PM on February 1, 2018


Cheap Trick did Sgt. Pepper Live.
posted by Homer42 at 3:24 AM on February 2, 2018 [1 favorite]


Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm covered They Might Be Giants' Flood live.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:27 AM on February 2, 2018


It does not align to an album, but I figure it's worth mentioning that The Bird & The Bee did an album of Hall & Oates covers (there is one original song, though).
posted by darksong at 4:41 AM on February 2, 2018 [1 favorite]


Beck covered multiple albums
The Gotobeds covered the first Redd Kross EP in an album called "Definitely Not A Redd Kross EP"
posted by Gortuk at 6:22 AM on February 2, 2018 [1 favorite]


J Tillman, currently known as Father John Misty, covered Neil Young's Tonight's the Night.
posted by Allez at 7:57 AM on February 2, 2018


It's not a single album, but I'm pretty sure the Supersuckers have covered every Thin Lizzy song. And Carl Newman has probably covered every Zombies song between all his various bands.
posted by The_Vegetables at 8:39 AM on February 2, 2018


Ben Gibbard's cover of Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque
posted by kpmcguire at 10:33 AM on February 2, 2018




Paul McCartney covers Paul & Linda McCartney's Ram: Thrillington!
posted by Admiral Viceroy at 4:14 PM on February 2, 2018


Late to this thread, but I always thought this was a cool cover of an album:

Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper doing an all-synthesizer version of Ty Segall's Goodbye Bread album
posted by shakobe at 9:57 AM on February 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman did the entire Footloose soundtrack -- and it's gorgeous.
posted by neroli at 11:23 AM on February 8, 2018 [1 favorite]


Can't believe I forgot Primus' chocolate factory thingumy, if you count movie soundtracks as albums
posted by farlukar at 2:20 PM on February 8, 2018


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