How Not to Do a Cover Version

As I’ve previously mentioned, when doing a cover, it is often best to try and pick an obscure one that your average Joe Public won’t realise is a cover.

That said, try to remember to pick one that doesn’t make you look like an utter sleazebag.

384207

Robert Palmer – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On

Now, I’m sure Mr Palmer was a perfectly lovely guy. But this choice of cover, coupled with the rather lazy rehash of the “Addicted to Love” video which accompanied it, always made me feel a little icky. Like he had just wheeled up at a primary school, proffering a bag of Haribo Tangfastics and the promise of puppies. Or, like he was standing up in Court and giving his testimony under oath.

Or like this (apologies, embedding this has been blocked by “the author”, but you can click the link and just watch it on YouTube):

Adam Johnson, take note.

Compare it with the breezy “Ooops, sorry Mister, did I do that?” innocence of the original:

cherrelle-you-look-good-to-me-tabu

Cherelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On

I’ll leave you to chew on that.

More soon.

Advertisements

Published by

Jez

Contact me by email at: dubioustaste26@gmail.com Follow me on Twitter: @atastehistory Or do both. Whatever.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s