I don’t know who first said this, but I agree with it.
There is no Bob Dylan song that someone else has not done better.
I do like this live version performed by Charlie Daniels. Not sure if it is better, but is good.
Let us review a Rock n’ Roll Classic: I Want You to Want Me
The Cheap Trick version is probably the best known version, complete with many, many screaming Japanese teenagers.
Rhapsody kept playing a Steve Earle & the Supersuckers cover of the Rolling Stone’s Before They Make Me Run on the Crazy for Covers channel, but I couldn’t find it anywhere else on the service.
Finally tracked it down on a CD available on Amazon. Excellent cover. Worth the $8 I paid, plus the other four tracks are good, so double the win!
Covers, which I like, of music I like, i.e the Every Brothers.
Double Win! Going for the hat trick for supporting independent artists.
I’ve been a Kate Bush fan for a long time. How long? I’ve got a good chunk of her work on vinyl.
So a cover album of Kate Bush tunes would definitely catch my ear. It’s called I WANNA BE KATE: The Songs of Kate Bush
No big name artists, just musicians tipping their own style of hat to Kate Bush, who, like Sinatra, definitely did it her way.
One of my favorites is The J Davis Trio rendition of “There Goes a Tenner.”
Kate Bush has done just a couple of covers, but my favorites is her version of Rocket Man on this tribute album: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
As I have mentioned, I like a good cover song, and if you do too, check out the Crazy for Covers channel on Rhapsody.
My music taste runs pretty wide. That’s probably a reason why I enjoy a good cover tune as much as I do.
Today, let’s take a look at the song, Train in Vain, made famous by the Clash.
There are a couple of good covers of this song.
In both cases, the artists are covering songs that influenced them and are not trying to replicate the sound of the original.
They are putting their own unique style on the song, and it is a better song for it.