Thursday, January 29, 2009

From Crisis To 5 Covers

After yesterdays rather depressing Davos '09 blog ending in a doom laden Arcade Fire song, I reckon its time to get back on an upward trajectory and talk about some of the best covers around. So what makes a good cover? Is it a totally new way of interpreting an old song, if that was the case we all would be in love with the X-Factor hatchet jobs on Snow Patrol's "Run" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and those covers are just shocking.

So I've decided you have to be a band with some form of street cred or the song has to be a hidden gem that was previously under-rated. All up and coming bands out there should consider at least one wisely chosen cover! Although on second thoughts that plan did not exactly work for Toploader dancing all the way back into the moonlight!

Radiohead "Nobody Does It Better"
The White Stripes "Jolene"
Pixies "Winterlong"
Muse "Feeling Good"
and finally....
Clayhill "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want".