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02 May 2006 @ 01:49 pm
Cover songs  
Just got my copy of Pylon Hits via Lala the other day. Because I know of them through my following of R.E.M. and their sizable influence on them and other artists ranging from Television to Talking Heads to the Ramones, I was suffice to say excited. So far, there have been a few tracks I know I'm going to love and then a few others that will probably require a few listens to form an opinion about.

In any case, as much as I'm enjoying Pylon, I have to say I really, really like R.E.M.'s treatment of Crazy quite a bit more than the original. Really though, I've grown up listening to the song as done by R.E.M. you know? Same thing goes for some of the songs that Morrissey has covered. Yes, I do like Bradford a bit, but Moz's version of Skin Storm is awesome, as his cover of The Jam's That's Entertainment. Just amazing.

Well, what about you folks?

Poll #721194 Covers

Which song covers surpass the original versions?

 
 
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hallion! of the antarctic: johnandpaulliadaine on May 3rd, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
i want to vote again!!!

"long tall sally" by the beatles

paul rips it one a new one!
Michael: Chris Ware botservermonkey on May 15th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Did you ever vote again? The polls will let you, but it just won't keep track of your previous vote.