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Here’s the most random covers album ever, featuring Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, and Katy Perry

on May 04, 2014, 12:41am

What do Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, and “Weird Al” Yankovic all have in common? At first glance, nothing at all. But thanks to artist Mark Ryden, all four musicians can be heard covering the same song as part of a new compilation album. Oh, and the song in question dates back to 1892 — as in 112 years ago.

As The Hollywood Reporter points out, The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell hears various artists covering the song “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)”. In addition to the aforementioned, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Danny Elfman, and Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh contributed.

Ryden, who previously designed album covers for Tyler the Creator, Michael Jackson, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, put together the compilation for his new exhibit “The Gay 90s”, which opened this weekend at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The album will also receive a limited release of 999 copies, each of which will go for $99. Half of the albums will be sold at the gallery, while the remaining copies will go on sale via Ryden’s website on May 13th.

Listen to the most well-known version of “Daisy Bell” below.

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Greg Kawalec
May 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

Where did you learn how to do math?

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