How Not to Do a Cover Version

Some songs are crying out for a cover. Others are just so perfect in the first place, you should steer clear.

Today, one simple lesson if you decide to tackle the latter.

Don’t.

Especially if you’re in The Beautiful South:

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The Beautiful South – Blitzkrieg Bop

Erase that from your memories immediately. Here’s the original:

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Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

More soon.

How to Do a Cover Version

Some songs are crying out for a cover. Others are just so perfect in the first place, you should steer clear.

Today, one simple lesson if you decide to tackle the latter.

Make sure you are Aretha Franklin first. If you’re not, don’t bother.

The cover version:

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Aretha Franklin – The Tracks Of My Tears

The original:

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tracks of My Tears

You decide.

More soon.