It started with a joke about my neighbors hearing me play Monkees songs in my apartment during quarantine and a suggestion (or dare) to put it online. After using that show to troubleshoot my streaming setup I decided to do another show of cover songs the following week. Now, eight weeks later Cover Tuesday is my favorite night of the week!
With some wild suggestions and an enthusiastic crowd in the comments section I’ve done an hour of tunes every Tuesday. Here are some of my faves so far that either turned out well or failed in epic fashion!
And join us every Tuesday night on my twitch channel at 8:15 pm NYC time (5:15 PDT, 0015 GMT) for more fun sets of stoopit covers!
Freak on a Leash by Korn
Suggested by fellow comedy musician Pat Wise, this 90s hard rock song was not something that translated well to an acoustic guitar, but that makes it perfect for Cover Tuesday. I made a valiant attempt.
Eastbound and Down by Jerry Reed
This song was my choice and even though I didn’t have a banjo player I think it worked out well on one guitar. Instead of the extended finger picking jam in the middle of the song I used the time to talk about the song and the “Westbound and Down” version that shows up earlier in the film.
Anything You Want by The Muppets
You can’t combine The Muppets with one of the Flight of the Conchords and expect me NOT to cover it!
Hardware Store by Weird Al
Another challenging request, this one from comedian Jon Hudson. I had to slow it down a few bpm to get all the words out, but it was a fun one to try.
Rock the Bells by LL Cool J
My first attempt at old-school hip hop, from LL Cool J’s classic album Radio!
Bright Future in Sales by Fountains of Wayne
Great song on a great album, and with comedy and music clubs closed at the moment, I may need to hope I have a bright future in sales.
Songs from 1960s
Songs from 1970s
Songs from 1980s
Songs from 1990s
Song stats current as of May 19, 2020. Songs from 2000s=13%, songs from 2010s=11%, All other decades 2% or less.