Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Juding Books by Covers?

I really like cover songs. Even if the cover is terrible, I still find it interesting to see how someone else is interpreting the song. There are even some rare occasions where I like the cover more than the original. These are 3 examples.


"Dancing In the Dark"
covered by Pete Yorn

I know it seems blasphemous to say that Pete Yorn could do a song better than Bruce Springsteen, but the lyrics to this song are some of the Boss's most heartwrenching and he made a mistake when he threw those cheezed up synths on top of it. These lyrics needed an eeyore and he gave them a tigger. Pete Yorn and his mournful piano are that eeyore.

"We Will Become Silhouettes"
covered by the Shins

There's nothing wrong with the Postal Services version, it's a very enjoyable song. The shins version is just a GREAT song.


"On With The Show"
covered by the Get Up Kids

So this isn't even really a great get up kids song. The thing is, as a Mötley Crüe song, it's not even listenable.

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