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20 Covers results and answers
20 Covers was won by Jer Fairall with 39 of 60 possible points (and only one incorrect guess, although there were no penalties for those). Very honorable mention to Paul Cowan and friends, in second place with 33 points. I apologize for the mean trick in 6 and 7, and for the inexplicable "alphabetization" of "Belle & Sebastian" before "Bee Gees". Judging from the overall nature of the responses, I probably made this one a bit too difficult, but in the end the only track that no respondents identified any component of was Rush's Yardbirds cover.
Here's what played:
1. The Avalanches reworking Belle & Sebastian's "I'm a Cuckoo" (from I'm a Cuckoo single)
2. Low doing the Bee Gees' "I Started a Joke" (from A Lifetime of Temporary Relief box)
3. Feel So Bad doing Irving Berlin's (or Bing Crosby's) "White Christmas" (from Rock'n Roll Hymn)
4. The Futureheads doing Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love" (from The Futureheads)
5. Yaida Hitomi doing Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" (from Andante single)
6. Emm Gryner doing The Corrs' "Breathless" (from Songs of Love and Death)
7. Ben Folds doing The Cure's "In Between Days" (from Speed Graphic EP)
8. HIM doing Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" (from And Love Said No compilation)
9. Aberdeen doing The Field Mice's "Emma's House" (from The Boy Has Gone Away EP)
10. Puffy doing Jellyfish's "Joining a Fan Club" (from 59 mini-album)
11. Hajime Chitose doing Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" (from Sen no Yoru to Sen no Hiru single)
12. Hotei Tomoyasu doing Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" (from Electric Samurai)
13. Manic Street Preachers doing McCarthy's "Charles Windsor" (from Life Becoming a Landslide single)
14. Rush doing The Yardbirds' "Heart Full of Soul" (from Feedback mini-album)
15. Charlotte Martin doing The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" (from On Your Shore)
16. Ted Leo / Pharmacists doing Split Enz's "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" (from Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead EP)
17. Jorane doing Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" (from The You and the Now)
18. globe doing The Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love" (from Lights)
19. To/Die/For doing U2's "New Year's Day" (from IV)
20. Cyndi Lauper doing Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' (and various others') "Stay" (from At Last)
Thanks to everyone who listened, frowned or guessed.
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