Mudcat Café message #213867 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #213867
Posted By: SDShad
18-Apr-00 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
Gram and Emmylou's cover of "Love Hurts": Good
Nazareth's cover of "Love Hurts": Bad (this needs to be emphasized)

Liam Clancy's version of "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda": Good
The Pogues' version of same: Okay at best (and this from a big Pogues fan)

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's orginal of "Fairytale of New York": Sublime
No Use For A Name's cover of same: Huh?

Now, a more trad-sounding cover of "Turkish Song of the Damned" might be interesting.

And Meebs--De Dannan did a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? The mind positively boggles at the concept. Must find it.

Oh, and doesn't Shane MacGowan always sound like he's stoned on poteen? I think there's a reason for that....

Chris