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Opening Arguments

Cover ups (and downs)

The 100 Best Cover Songs of all times, and they got No. 1 right -- Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower"; he made that song his. For the worst, though, I might have put William Shatner's "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" or Michael Bolton's "Dock of the Bay" ahead of Limp Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes." On the good side, they didn't list one of my favorite covers, Jerry Lee Lewis' version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," more moving than you might think.

Posted in: Music


A J Bogle
Mon, 07/30/2007 - 5:58pm

I usually look upon covers as a lack of creativity or drought of new ideas from an artist. Most of the time the cover is not worthy of the original. every once in a while someone does it right or even one better but that is extremely rare. If you can't do a cover justice, don't do it at all.