Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guilty Pleasures Month:Day 24 Better than the original or Covering UP

This is a tough one.  I'm not gonna talk about good songs being covered by good bands, that would be silly.  I'm gonna talk about Bad or Mediocre songs that became Great songs when they were covered by some one else.

Let me clarify..I'm talking about songs were the original left me "Meh" and the cover was so cool it almost redeems the original.  I may be treading on sacred ground here.  I'm gonna be picking on Al Green, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and the Rolling Stones.  In Most cases I'm Not blaming the original artist.  The songs just took on a new dimension for me when they were covered by somebody else
I have a friend who likes Beatles Songs as long as they are not performed by the Beatles.

I will give you a warning that a few of the songs on the list are there because I hate the original and the cover is so much better that it shocked me.  Sometimes it's the singer and not the song that make that sucking sound on your radio.

I'm gonna start with the songs I thought Unredeemable.  I will not post the originals, because then I would have to post the originals.

and here are some songs I like, but liked more the second time around

and finally

if you don't know who did the original, look it up.  It may fascinate you.

This has been the news from Guilty Pleasure Central.  I am Big Daddy Guru B (Buddha 309) and I'll be back tomorrow with something really embarrassing 

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