The Covers Project builds “chains” of cover tracks

The Covers Project is an interesting concept of collecting a database of cover songs and then building "chains" of them. As their introduction says, a "cover chain is a set of songs in which each song is a cover of a song by the band who covered the preceding song."

  There are no Roxette songs found yet, but I added Per's Ramones cover "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" to the database. Every few hours the system builds new chains starting from each of the artist in the database. Currently, the longest chain is 40 songs.

  Update: It seems that the algorithm creating the chains had a bug and mixed up the band making the original song and the band covering it. Now it's fixed. Unfortunately this also means that Per's cover chain shortened from 30 to 1…

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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  ★ The author:
Visa Kopu

  ★ Publishing date:

April 18th, 2002

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