Mudcat Café message #213695 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #213695
Posted By: GMT
18-Apr-00 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
I agree with Father and Son, saw absolutely no point in the cover at all. Or their version of Bee Gees Words.

I think new bands have an easy life picking up other peoples music and simply updating it. I don't mind us amateurs having a go but professional releases that don't add to or reinterpret are a rip-off.

That said ther are some great interpreters of songs out there. Off the top of my head :
Norma Waterson, her last two CDs had some wonderful covers.
June Tabor of course
Nanci Griffiths 'Other Voices' Cds I found kind of worthwhile too.

Just some thoughts ;) Gary