How To Do A Cover Version

In my book, if an act can so over-whelmingly own a tune that you have no idea it’s a cover version until you check the writing credits, that’s job done.

For example (and I’ve mentioned this before), a lot of people don’t know that Status Quo’s Rockin’ All Over The World is a John Fogerty (of Creedeence Clearwater Revival) tune.

Similarly, until I had a good look at the liner notes on Life’s Rich Pageant – which I’d owned for quite some time – I had no idea that this wasn’t an R.E.M. original.

So, the original:

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The Clique – Superman

…and the cover, which is probably my go-to cheer-me-up record of the moment:

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R.E.M. – Superman

And, as a special treat because you’re all so nice, a completely different song with the same title which I really like, from the really rather excellent A Glasgow Band album:

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Ewan Cruickshanks – Superman

More soon.

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3 thoughts on “How To Do A Cover Version”

  1. I love both versions of Superman but I do think that the REM version is better, possibly because it wasn’t until 2011 that I sought out the original, previously I hadn’t been that fussed in hearing it but The Ghost Of Electricity sent me a youtube link and of course I listened, liked it enough to source it on 7″ from Discogs but the REM single is the one in the box that would be lifted in an emergency

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