Helter Skelter Rocks! I prove this by analyzing the original Beatles song to covers by U2, Soundgarden, Pat Benatar, Aerosmith, Oasis, Mötley Crüe, and more! I also talk about the song’s dark history – and if we should let said history interfere with our love for the song. Does Helter Skelter still rock?
Cover vs Original
What is Cover vs Original? A section which compares and contrasts the different covers of a song to the original version. We dare to ask…which version is better and why? Sometimes the original blows the cover out of the water. Sometimes a cover shows the original what the song could have, and even should have, been. At the end of the day…cover vs original is great and glorious fun.
Some songs already made in Cover vs Original include God Gave Rock and Roll to You, Don’t Stop Believin’, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Somebody to Love, and more!
This section of audioperfecta.com, at the very least gives you a place to find new and interesting versions of a song you already know and love. For example, a dance version of Somebody to Love. We have also featured a Klingon version of Don’t Stop Beleivin’. And who can forget when we contrasted the Gwar version of Carry On, Wayward Son with a Christian Rock version? Of course, the queen of covers, Tori Amos, and the king of covers, Johnny Cash, make regular appearances…or rather their songs do.
Cover Vs Original gives an in depth look at what makes a song tick too….so its not all surface. We fully look for patterns in vocals, instrumentation, lyrics, key progressions, tempo, and everything else….all to find what makes the song…well…the song.
A new Cover vs comes out at least once a month. So keep checking back, and be sure to request your favorite songs as we are always open to suggestions.
Join me as I compare Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” to several covers, including Eric Burdon and The Animals, a second version by the Eric Burdon band, Wall of Voodoo, Dwight Yoakam, Social Distortion, Frank Zappa, and Alan Jackson. What makes them stand out from each other, and what makes each version similar?
I talk about one of my all time favorite songs in this post: Ceremony by Joy Division / New Order. I also talk about various versions by Ian McCulloch, The Echoing Green, Xiu Xiu, Radiohead, Chromatics, Day Wave, and Wussy.
The song (Ghost) Riders in the sky, the original vs covers by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, R.E.M, the Ventures, Roy Clark, Sons of Pioneers, and Vaughn Moore.