Saturday, December 15, 2012

Covers

A more topical post on America's pathology regarding guns coming soon, but in the meantime let us consider this contribution to the blog on the subject of greatest all-time covers in response to an earlier post.

Reader CC writes
Top 5 desert island covers for my money...

1. Twist & Shout, The Beatles (pure fun, so good you forget it was originally an Isley Brothers song
2. Hallelujah , Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen writes great songs, but Buckley sings it better than anyone. The Jon Bon Jovi cover of this song should not be on any top 5 lists.
3. Hazy Shade of Winter, The Bangles (just better than Simon & Garfunkel)
4. Hard to Handle, The Black Crowes (pure rock bliss)
5. All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix (simply the best cover song ever).

Bonus Holiday Track: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (come on, its the Boss)
Friends and neighbors, dispute at will. The comment box is yours.

2 comments:

  1. Speaking with all of the humble devotion due the original as a Led fan, and with gratitude to music guru NJ for the introduction, no question on this one...

    Stairway to Heaven, Dolly Parton



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  2. Since it's the Christmas Season, I'd like to throw in Lou Rawls' version of Little Drummer Boy.

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