So the other night I was looking at vids on Youtube, trying to wind down. . . I kid you not, my brain is on overload so often. One thought to another. . . ideas ideas ideas. So sometimes I need to disconnect and unwind. So I was watching some Youtube vids and I came across some HORRENDOUS covers of USE SOMEBODY by Kings of Leon. Terrible. Disgusting. Country. Now, I'm not against country music. . . EXCEPT when you take an awesome rock anthem and you taint it with Southern twang. Not cool. Not cool at all. And please, don't think that I hate when people do covers, because I don't. But don't try to make a cover of a song, and then play it out of it's rightful context. Please. Just don't. I realize this makes me a jerk. And I'm okay with that. It's just my personal opinion.
Covers are special things. You either GOT IT or you don't. And some of the vids I saw. . . just don't. But it did lead me to this post, where I will share with you 5 of my favorite covers done by really awesome music artists.
SAY IT AIN'T SO by Weezer (covered by MoZella)
WONDERWALL by Oasis (covered by Ryan Adams)
SEND ME AN ANGEL by Real Life (covered by Thrice)
LOVE VIGILANTES by New Order (covered by Iron & Wine)
TIME AFTER TIME by Cyndi Lauper (covered by Quietdrive)
And in case you don't think I like covers done by "regular joes" here's one of my favorite covers done by a girl named Maisey Rika, who started small and got an album out on iTunes for practicing and getting better and better. If you're into covers. . . make them your version, but not so much that it takes away from the beauty of the original.
FLIGHTLESS BIRD, AMERICAN MOUTH by Iron & Wine (covered by Maisey Rika)