Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TVD | Covered

So continues our cover theme week. I think that the natural, but misguided, instinct when covering a great song is to try and be faithful to the original. But even bar bands can do faithful covers. So today's post is a nod to originality, even in mimicry. Some of these covers merely employ different melody or instrumentation, while others are not even identifiable with the original song. But they're all different. Again, feel free to post your favorite covers in the comments!

Red House Painters - Silly Love Songs (Wings cover)
Uncle Tupelo - I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy and the Stooges cover)
Lucero - Kiss the Bottle (Jawbreaker cover)
Herbie Hancock - All Apologies (Nirvana cover)
Mark Kozelek - Rock and Roll Singer (AC/DC cover)

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