Saturday, December 15, 2012


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.


  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

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