The cover song is an important element of our Post-Modern existence (or wait, are we Post-Post-Modern now?), and not limited to music at all. In photography, for example, we've got a background of common images that we've been taught with and sometimes revisit and "cover," creating new renditions of popular images, or simply tipping one's hat to a picture that has inspired.
example A) myself, back in grad school, covering Stephen Shore:
mine. forgive the color/sloppiness. This is the only one scan I could find and it's not worth the time.
example B) Brian Widdis covers Meatyard:
© Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Brian writes, "At the time, I justified it by claiming that since it was for a band and the style suited their music, that it was a legitimate choice. Fair enough, I suppose, but not something I would feel comfortable with today."
example C) Justin James Reed sings the classics:
example D) you.
That's right, please, send in your photographs that honor and/or rip off images that have inspired. Make 'em 600 pix high, label them with your name, and include any title, link info, or public apology that you want run with it. (Just don't make me type or search for anything- this is a cut & paste operation) Also, make sure to put "cover song" in the subject heading and try to include a .jpeg for the image you're covering (or a link to it anyway).
send 'em my way: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to Justin & Brian for helping get this started. By the way, if you teach, you should offer extra credit to students for creating/contributing. Maybe I'll assign that in class tomorrow...