Cover Songs

I am a huge fan of cover songs. Sometimes its a different take on a classic song...think Sweet Jane by the Cowboy Junkies. Sometimes it a redo of an obscure song... Rockpile (Dave Edmonds) singing Elvis Costello's Girls Talk is a good example. Other times it it's just a great voice singing the song. Good example of that would be Linda Ronstadt's Tumbing Dice or frankly any of the dozen of covers she has done through the years ... she is one of those voices I would pay to see sing the phonebook.

But then there are cover songs that make absolutely no sense what so ever. I am going to post two songs here: the original and the cover...

The original,,,

And here is the cover...


Landslide is one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac / Stevie Nicks songs. Such a beautiful song, sung with rich emotion by a classic voice. Now i am a big Smashing Pumpkins fan and like Billy Corgans voice, though hardly a classic one. 1979 is one of my favorite songs of the past 20 years or so. That said, this cover is awful. It's not a different take on the song, uses the exact same arrangement, and his voice doesn't fit. Not sure if the world needed this cover.

Now this cover of Landslide on the other hand, by a band I couldn't even name another song they did, is gorgeous and an example of a great cover...


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Jul 12, 2012