Monday, November 17, 2008

Five Days of Bond Covers: Day 005 (RE-POST)

OK, so I received my second DMCA takedown notice in the past month. For this particular post of all posts. Why? Beats me. There was only one song posted and the mp3 link is now removed, though check below since it is freely available from the artist's own website. If Fong Songs suddenly disappears overnight, well, I guess you'll know why. By the way, Cover Lay Down is back up and running at his new site. While that's all fine and dandy, I'm afraid I don't have the time or inclination to pull up my roots and move to a new platform. I simply don't have the disposable income to pour into what is essentially my hobby on public display. When I started this blog, my thinking was I don't mind putting all these unpaid hours into it as long as I didn't start incurring personal expenses. I've already broken that rule, paying for an annual account and the countless CDs I buy on a regular basis, but I'm not prepared to go much beyond that in paying for hosting services, domain names, and such. I've always resisted putting ads or accepting donations and that's not about to change now. In short, I'm going to stay put like a curmudgeonly old man, re-posting just the words of "infringing" posts and carrying on until Google smothers me in my sleep with a pillow.

The final day of Bond covers week, which means Quantum of Solace is out today! Quite honestly, I doubt I'll catch it this weekend since my tolerance for big crowds is steadily declining, but I'm ├╝ber-pumped to see it when I get the chance.

Casino Royale (2006)

Flat Foot - You Know My Name [originally by Chris Cornell]
To my knowledge, this is the only cover of the last Bond theme from Casino Royale (excluding the exact copycat cash-in covers) and it's a good one. This comes from a Swedish rockabilly trio Flat Foot who basically have a good chunk of their album Cold Case including this cover available for download from their website.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

I'll be keeping an eye out for any cover of the new theme, again excluding the exact copycat cash-in covers which sadly already exist on iTunes (avoid like plague).

Haven't fulfilled your Bond covers fix? Head on over to Versions Galore for an overdose of Goldfinger covers with more to come in a 3-day Bond cover marathon.

And today's my last post over at BreakThru Radio. Big thanks to the folks there who invited me to be a part of Anatomy of a Blogger even though hearing myself self-consciously blather was definitely cringeworthy. Anyway it was fun, though remind me not to try that again when I pull an "event" week. Today's BTR post features some covers of Andrew Lloyd Webber including one from Bond diva Shirley Bassey.

James Bond Covers Will Return


Anonymous said...

Sorry Fong that blows. I'm just crossing my fingers they won't discover my blog.
Good luck with the future posts man.
-fellow music blogger who wishes to remain anonymous but I'm sure you ha V e a G ood idea who.

boyhowdy said...

Possibly it's the Chris Cornell name-dropping? Certainly, I've heard from at least one other blogger who has lost covers of Cornell's work recently.

CD said...

Seriously, the DMCA are a bunch of rat bastards.

Gabriel said...

Flat Foot aren't alone - there's another band, Poets of the Fall, who covered 'You Know My Name'. Check YouTube!

Fongolia said...

Nice find, Gabriel. Thanks!