Thursday Thirteen – Cover Songs
Thirteen Cover Songs Lauren Loves

1. Soul Kitchen – X (I love the Doors, they’re probably one of my favorite bands ever, but the X cover of Soul Kitchen is way better than the original. I do think it’s very cool that John Dinsmore produced the Los Angeles record, you can hear Doors influences all over it)

2. Hurt – Johnny Cash. (who’d have thought Johnny Cash could so totally own a song written by Trent Reznor? But he does. Man do I love this song. Haunting, so much more so than the original)

3. Dizzy Miss Lizzy – Beatles (Many people don’t know this one is a cover but it’s one of my favorites and the Beatles did a fabulous job)

4. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (There are several remakes of this song, Rufus Wainright also does one but Buckley’s always makes me want to weep)

5. The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana (I love the original too, but Nirvana nailed it)

6. Respect – Aretha (Now don’t get me wrong, I think Otis Redding is the man. I love him and his songs but Aretha made this song as much as it made her. It fits her far better.)

7. If You Don’t Know Me – Simply Red (I love this remake of the original Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes song)

8. Highway 61 Revisited – PJ Harvey (It takes big brass balls to remake a Bob Dylan song and own it, PJ Harvey is who I want to be when I grow up and turn into a rock star)

9. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix (It’s Jimi, he completely kicked ass when he covered Watchtower too)

10. Proud Mary – Ike and Tina (I love CCR, I do, but Tina’s energy on this song makes it hers)

11. Susie Q – CCR (now this one is a cover of a Dale Hawkins song. Every time I hear it, I think about that scene in Apocalypse Now)

12. Time Is On My Side – Rolling Stones (Irma Thomas did this one in the early 50’s but Mick’s voice and the Stones’ arrangement is better I think)

13. Baba O’Riley – Pearl Jam (This is one where I enjoy the original almost as much but I’ve seen PJ sing it live several times and I love their energy on it and I think Ed’s voice is perfect for it)

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7 comments to “Thursday Thirteen – Cover Songs”

  1. Tug
    December 7th, 2006 at 11:05 am · Link

    What a great list! I’ve got fun songs running through my little head right now….

    Happy TT!

  2. LunaStone
    December 7th, 2006 at 11:20 am · Link

    Some of my favorite covers are Last Kiss by Pearl Jam, Mexican Radio by Authority Zero, Whiskey In The Jar & Turn The Page by Metallica and It’s My Life by No Doubt

  3. maggie
    December 7th, 2006 at 1:17 pm · Link

    just reading the word respect makes me start singing.

  4. Joely
    December 7th, 2006 at 7:48 pm · Link

    Oooh, I’ll definitely have to check out that Johnny Cash version. I don’t think I’ve heard it! Happy TT!

  5. Sylvia Day
    December 8th, 2006 at 12:21 am · Link

    I love your list!!

    Happy TT! 😀

  6. Loribelle Hunt
    December 9th, 2006 at 12:17 am · Link

    Great list. Now I’m gonna have awesome cover songs on the mind all weekend lol.

    The Cash cover of Hurt was just brilliant. That’s one of those songs I listen to over and over again.

  7. Jenny Ryan
    December 10th, 2006 at 6:46 am · Link

    Ooh-great list!