Dylan vs Hendrix. Which version of All Along the Watchtower defines the song? We also examine versions by XTC, U2, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Dave Matthews band, and T.S.O.L. Is there a definitive winner? And what about that bizzare version from Battlestar Galactica? I answer all these questions in Cover vs Original: All Along the Watchtower.
It’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready….now pick a version of Blue Suede Shoes. Cover Vs Original: Blue Suede Shoes Cover versions. Including Elvis, Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Black Sabbath, Mötörhead, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Nine Inch Elvis, and the Brotherhood of St. Gregory.
Any Way the Wind Blows: Covers of Bohemian Rhapsody. Featuring covers by The Flaming Lips, Weird Al, Pentatonix, Panic! at the Disco,Montserrat Caballé with Bruce Dickinson, Emilie Autumn, The Muppets, The cast of Glee, and The Protomen. Which covers capture the spirit of Queen’s masterpiece? Which ones fail?
Cover Sampler: Volume 1, takes one cover from each “cover vs original” article. We also add songs from “the best covers ever,” and a few odds and ends to round the playlist out. All in all, Cover Samper Volume: 1 will give you a great two hours of music. Featuring covers by Johnny Cash, Tori Amos, Patti Smith, Jimi Hendrix, The Ramones, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, Cake, Adele, Lorde, The Barenaked Ladies, Weird Al Yankovic…..the list goes on! You’re sure to find a cover you love on Cover Sampler: Volume 1.