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Thursday, April 17, 2008


Peter Saint-Andre writes about some favorite cover songs. Here are some of mine that come to mind:

And my list goes on, but I'll end it for now with some cover albums (as opposed to album covers)... And the list could go on further. Of course I'd include every cover the Beatles made of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins.

Most covered song on my ipod: "Sweet Jane" at seven different artists. I have almost as many covers (6) of "Within You Without You".


thirdshift said...

"Wild Horses" by The Sundays http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/105-2744468-8345250?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=wild+horses+sundays&x=0&y=0

"Satisfaction" by Devo

Anonymous said...

Peter Andre cover songs? Apparently has a fondness for music from Disney films.

Patrick Logan said...

Oh. "Satisfaction" by Devo. I haven't heard that in, well, decades. That's great.

rtomayko said...

Oh, that is a truly great list.

My hands-down favorite is Them (Van Morrison) covering Bob Dylan's, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue".

Here's the album with song previews:


Jason said...

Pretty sure Dave Mason taught Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower" and played on his recording, so that may not exactly be a cover of his. Along those lines, King Crimson does a brilliant version of David Bowie's "Heroes," although I don't know if it's been released on anything. Probably in one of the million live shows available on their website at least.

Patrick Logan said...

Interesting about Dave Mason/Hendrix.

Also "Heroes" - one of my favorite Bowie songs.

That reminds me I have a Natalie Merchant cover of Space Oddity which is really good. But on 10000 Maniacs' cover of Starman, she didn't do much for me.

stpeter said...

Cover albums, eh? I like "Red On Blonde" -- covers of Bob Dylan tunes by folk-bluegrass demigod Tim O'Brien.

Anonymous said...

I think of Dylan's version of 'Watchtower'
as the cover, like Otis Redding's version of 'Respect'.

But I draw a distinction between covers and reinterpretations -- The Smithereens version of 'The Seeker' is a (really good) cover.

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