Mudcat Café message #214689 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #214689
Posted By: Callie
19-Apr-00 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
GOOD COVERS: 1. Luka Bloom singing the Prince song "When Doves Cry" 2. Johnny Cash singing Elvis Costello's song "Hidden Shame" 3. Chet Baker singing Elvis C's song "Almost Blue" 4. Elvis C singing anything, and especially Charles Mingus' song "weird Nightmare" 5. Weird Al Yankovic doing Accordion Polka versions of songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, and also "Eat It" and "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" 6. Kate Bush singing Elton John's "Rocket Man" 7. Marianne Faithfull singing Van M's "Madame George"

BAD BAD BAD COVERS (besides the obvious Madonna) 1.Rod Stewart singing Van Morrison's "have I Told You..." and Tom Waites' "Downtown Train" 2. Whoever did that awful machine sounding cover of "Say A Little Prayer" where they took out the bar of 3/4 to make it all even. 3. Judy Collins doing "In My Life" and Leonard Cohen songs (now that will stir folks up!!) 4. Robert Palmer singing anything, and in particular Bob Dylan's song "I'll be Your Baby Tonight"

No real folk singers mentioned, coz they ALL do covers.

--Callie