Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Looking at a cover

As some of you may know, the title of this blog is a line from the song Friday Night, Saturday Morning by The Specials, although I prefer this cover version by the French group Nouvelle Vague.

I was thinking about what other covers I prefer to the originals. It's a pretty short list. With British blues, for example, I would always rather listen to the original by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf or whoever. As for Bob Dylan, The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man and Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower come close but the only one I actually prefer is this cover of It's All Over Now Baby Blue by Them, the band fronted by Van Morrison in the 60's.

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