The Of Montreal Covers Archive :: 89 covers and counting!

After hitting up the fine people at the E6 Townhall, I’ve assembled every recorded copy of Of Montreal’s covers that I could get my hands on. It’s no secret that I think Of Montreal is one of the greatest contemporary bands; so consider this one way of celebrating that. Here are 83 covers 89 covers that Of Montreal have done over the years. If you have any that I’m missing, please email me at matt(at)youaintnopicasso.com

The Of Montreal Covers Archive

MP3: Of Montreal – All Day and All of the Night (Kinks) *new
MP3: Of Montreal – Alright (Supergrass)
MP3: Of Montreal – American Girl (Tom Petty)
MP3: Of Montreal – Baby I’m a Star (Prince)
MP3: Of Montreal – Back to School (Royal Trux)
MP3: Of Montreal – Breaking Glass/Be My Wife (David Bowie)
MP3: Of Montreal – Can’t Explain (The Who)
MP3: Of Montreal – A Cloud Crashes (Toastgirl)
MP3: Of Montreal – Colour Me In (Broadcast)
MP3: Of Montreal – Computer Blue (Prince)
MP3: Of Montreal – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
MP3: Of Montreal – Daniel (Bat for Lashes) *new
MP3: Of Montreal – Day Man (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
MP3: Of Montreal – Days (The Kinks)
MP3: Of Montreal – Delinquency (V Twin)
MP3: Of Montreal – Delinquency / Metronomic Underground / I Can’t Stand It (V Twin / Stereolab / Velvet Underground)
MP3: Of Montreal – Disguises (The Who)
MP3: Of Montreal – Do You Remember Walter? (The Kinks)
MP3: Of Montreal – Ever Fallen in Love (Buzzcocks)
MP3: Of Montreal – Expecting to Fly (Buffalo Springfield) *new
MP3: Of Montreal – The Final Countdown (Europe)
MP3: Of Montreal – Friends of Mine (The Zombies)
MP3: Of Montreal – F*ck the Pain Away (Peaches)
MP3: Kevin Barnes – Green Typewriter Suite (Olivia Tremor Control)
MP3: Of Montreal – Hang Onto Yourself (Bowie)
MP3: Of Montreal – Happy (Rolling Stones)
MP3: Of Montreal – Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
MP3: Of Montreal – Head On (Jesus and Mary Chain)
MP3: Of Montreal – Hey Bulldog (The Beatles)
MP3: Of Montreal – I Felt Like Smashing My Head Through a Clear Glass Window (Yoko Ono)
MP3: Of Montreal – I’m Beginning to See the Light (Velvet Underground)
MP3: Of Montreal – Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) [tease]
MP3: Of Montreal – Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
MP3: Of Montreal – I’m So Tired (Beatles) *new
MP3: Of Montreal – Instant Karma (Lennon) [live, electric]
MP3: Of Montreal – Instant Karma (John Lennon) [piano]
MP3: Of Montreal + Solange Knowles – I Want You Back (Jackson 5) *new
MP3: Kevin Barnes – I Will (The Beatles)
MP3: Of Montreal – I Would Die 4 U (Prince)
MP3: Of Montreal – Jimmy (M.I.A.) [studio]
MP3: Kevin Barnes – Jimmy (MIA) [live, acoustic]
MP3: Of Montreal – Judy is a Punk (Ramones)
MP3: Of Montreal – Jumping Someone Else’s Train (The Cure)
MP3: Of Montreal – Just What I Needed (The Cars)
MP3: Of Montreal – The Kids Are Alright (The Who)
MP3: Of Montreal – Kids in America (Kim Wilde)
MP3: Of Montreal – Know Your Onion (The Shins)

MP3: Of Montreal – Let’s Spend the Night Together (Stones/Bowie)
MP3: Of Montreal + Janelle Monae – Love Hangover (Diana Ross)
MP3: Of Montreal – Love To Love You (Donna Summer)
MP3: Of Montreal – Make Out, Fall Out, Make Up (Love is All)
MP3: Of Montreal – Making Time (Creation)
MP3: Of Montreal – Melody Day (Caribou)
MP3: Of Montreal – Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)
MP3: Of Montreal – More Than a Feeling (Boston)
MP3: Of Montreal – My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms)
MP3: Of Montreal – New Year’s Day (U2)
MP3: Of Montreal – Nowhere Man (the Beatles)
MP3: Of Montreal – One Way or Another (Blondie)
MP3: Of Montreal – Pauline (The Minders)
MP3: Of Montreal – The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch (Brian Eno)
MP3: Of Montreal – Purple Rain (Prince)
MP3: Of Montreal – Rain (The Beatles)
MP3: Of Montreal – Rapper’s Delight (Sugarhill Gang)
MP3: Of Montreal – Raspberry Beret (Prince)
MP3: Of Montreal – Rocks Off (Rolling Stones)
MP3: Of Montreal – the Secret Ocean (Elf Power)
MP3: Of Montreal w/ Robert Schneider – Seems So (Apples in Stereo)
MP3: Of Montreal – September Gurls (Big Star)
MP3: Kevin Barnes – Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead)
MP3: Of Montreal – She’s My Best Friend (Velvet Underground)
MP3: Of Montreal – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
MP3: Of Montreal + MGMT – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
MP3: Of Montreal – Spanish Dance Troupe (Gorky’s Zygotic Mincy)
MP3: Of Montreal – Spoonful of Sugar (The Gants)
MP3: Of Montreal – Starman / Hang Onto Yourself (David Bowie)
MP3: Kevin Barnes – Story of My Life (Velvet Underground)
MP3: Of Montreal – Suffragette City (David Bowie)
MP3: Of Montreal – Sway (Rolling Stones)
MP3: Of Montreal – Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
MP3: Of Montreal – Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
MP3: Of Montreal – Tired of Waiting for You (The Kinks)
MP3: Kevin Barnes – Tonight (Sibylle Baier)
MP3: Of Montreal – Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight (Spinal Tap)
MP3: Of Montreal – Superman (REM / the Clique)
MP3: Of Montreal – Tropical Iceland / And She Was (Fiery Furnaces / Talking Heads)
MP3: Of Montreal – Trouble (Lindsay Buckingham)
MP3: Of Montreal – Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
MP3: Of Montreal – Where Eagles Dare (Misfits)
MP3: Of Montreal – Wild Wild Life (Talking Heads)

Of Montreal also did a show that had over a dozen covers for New Year’s Eve 2009. The majority of those covers are above, but some were replaced by better quality recordings from other shows. You can download the full set here if you want the whole thing.

So that’s it! Sadly no audio from “Bat Macumba”, “Til There Was You” or “My Funny Valentine” yet. If you’ve got anything you don’t see here, feel free to leave a link in the comments or shoot me an email.

14 Replies to “The Of Montreal Covers Archive :: 89 covers and counting!”

  1. Back in my college radio days (1999) they did an in-studio where they covered “Tonight You Belong To Me” from the Jerk. Dottie and Derek did the singing. There’s a recording floating around somewhere.

  2. does anybody has the Michael Jackson medley??? I dunno if they are going to do it in every 2010 show, but heard it in a streaming and it was great!

  3. holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    of Montreal, wow. just heard of them at the turn of the year. within the year i have seen them 4 times and have almost all their records…. i have been searching for bootlegs and found this site so far. if you can help with complete shows i would sincerely appreciate it!

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