• Cover vs Original,  Holiday Fun!

    Do They Know It’s Christmas?

    I love “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Seeing Boy George, George Michael, Sting, Phil Collins, and so many other early 80s musicians belt out, in unison, “feed the world! Let them know it’s Christmas time!” warms me in a way I just can’t describe. Then there’s the infamous line Bono belts out…”well tonight thank God it’s them, instead of you!” How can you not love “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Sure – the song is full of cheese, but I happen to love cheese. Once more – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” inspired so many other charity supergroups – especially USA for Africa (We are the world). If you’ve been…

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    Cover vs Original – Because The Night

    “Because The Night” has an interesting history.  Bruce Springsteen technically wrote the song – but decided he didn’t actually want to use it – he had too many love songs on his then current project. Patti Smith happened to be recording next door, and got a copy of the song, tweaked a few things, recorded it for her “Easter” album, and the rest was history. One might almost say the original of “Because The Night” is a cover itself. Regardless of authorship – Patti Smith’s version of “Because The Night” still amazes me. Of course, as any great song of this popularity, there will be covers.  Join me as we…

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    Cover vs Original: Paint It, Black

    Paint It, Black originally released in 1966 is perhaps one of the saddest songs ever written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Heck – Paint It, Black might be the bleakest rock and roll song ever written. Paint It, Black uses a colorless world as a metaphor for sadness, even depression. With imagery such as a funeral procession, a “red door” the singer wants to paint black, a disinterest in the girls walking by, etcetera. The song probably describes Mick Jagger’s depression after the death of his girlfriend. Honestly, I would rank the song as one of – if not the – best Rolling Stones songs ever written. The brutal…

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    Original vs Cover: God Gave Rock and Roll to you

    AudioPerfecta.com’s unofficial anthem is God Gave Rock and Roll to You. It’s unofficial only because while I love Rock and Roll, this website is not specific to just one genre. I am committed to going beyond Rock, into Classical, Rap, World Beat, Country, or whatever else inspires me. However, I do believe that God did, in fact, give us Rock and Roll. I also believe that is my mission, nay, my duty to share said music. It is my responsibility to put Rock and Roll, or whatever music that inspires me, in the soul of everyone who will listen. It’s also a well known fact that I love a good…