Mudcat Café message #214643 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #214643
Posted By: Helen
19-Apr-00 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
Alan F. and Peter T.

I agree with you both about Leonard Cohen. Can't stand him, or Bob Dylan singing their own songs but other people can make them into great songs.

I like a remixed version of one of Bob Marley's songs - very well done, adding a newer rhythm and using sampling from the original, very tastefully done. The name of it escapes me but it will come back to me - probably as soon as I go off-line.

The worst cover version I have heard was of Tainted Love a few years ago. The original was by Soft Cell. The cover might be the one used in the Coneheads movie.

Why take out all of that subtle musical brilliance and sanitise it into a boring little song?