Friday, January 29, 2016

Jerkatorium covers "Hey! Housebrick" by Hot Club De Paris

A couple of posts ago I mentioned a "secret Santa"-type cover song project we'd committed ourselves to, and the songs have finally been posted.

The Gift of Music project is an annual Song Fight "Sidefight" or "Coverfight".  Each participating band picks four songs that they would like to hear cover versions of, and those songs were posted on the Song Fight bulletin board.  The songs could be anything except other Songfighter songs (there are other Sidefight/Coverfight opportunities to cover Song Fighter songs).  Then the Fightmaster randomly assigns those sets of four songs to other bands, and each band picks one song to cover.  So it's sort of like a secret Santa combined with a gift registry; you know that one of your four picks will get covered, but you don't know which of the four songs will be chosen and you don't know which band is covering it.

We were assigned to cover one of Glenny's song picks.  He gave us a choice between four different young British indie band songs, and out of those four we chose "Hey! Housebrick" by Hot Club De Paris.  Here is the link Glenny gave for the original:

There is also a studio version of the song at

The Jerkatorium cover version can be heard at the link below:

The cover song that we were gifted was "Sing It Out", a Guided By Voices song that was performed for us by the very talented Sockpuppet.  He did a great, soulful version with piano, cello and voice, and that can be heard at
There is some other really good stuff covered by and for our fellow SongFighters at

I have also continued to submit cover art, some of it has been used, some not:

More interesting is what Breadbox did in creating the SongFight Coverbot, a program that automatically generates and submits Song Fight cover art whenever a new title is posted.  It's amazing, and I don't know enough to write about it adequately.