Tyler, the Creator, Nick Cave, Weird Al and Katy Perry Appear on New Covers Album
Published May 04, 2014In what can only be described as the most obvious, predictable compilation of all time, a new full-length album sees Tyler, the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry, Danny Elfman, Mark Mothersbaugh, Kirk Hammett and other all covering the same composition from 1892.
The album is called The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, and was commissioned by visual artist Mark Ryden (who did the cover art for Tyler, the Creator's Wolf among many other albums) to coincide with his new art show "The Gay 90s," which opened this weekend in Los Angeles.
For the release, each of the artists offer their own interpretation of the 1892 "hit" called "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)."
The album has been pressed to vinyl, with only 999 copies in existence. Half of those were sold at the opening of Ryden's show on May 3, while the other half will be available at the artist's website on May 13. The records will retail for $99.99, and serves as a benefit for the Little Kids Rock nonprofit.
In addition to the musical aspect, Ryden's show features a series of new paintings. Among them is a portrait of Katy Perry. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryden explained that they had admired each other's work for a while.
"The first time I actually heard of who she was, my 11-year-old niece said, 'There's this girl who really likes you,' " he said. "I guess she had mentioned me in some interviews. I just got to meet her, and we were admirers of each other, and I asked her, and she did it."