Thursday, October 28
Lists: Good and Bad Covers
|In most cases, the song in question has to be one with some intrinsic merit to be considered. Thus, "Venus" by Bananarama, while atrocious, doesn't make the "Bad Covers" list, because the Beatles could record it and it would still bite the curb. Conversely, in very rare cases, a great cover can salvage an otherwise pointless song, such as Van Halen's "Jump." I've also left out most Beatles covers, including Sinatra's hilarious "Something" and the entire "Sgt Pepper" soundtrack, because just about all Beatle covers (except the too-obscure-for-inclusion "Strawberry Fields" by Peter Gabriel, from the out-of-print vinyl soundtrack "All This and WWII") suck.|
|In no particular order:|
Please, won't you help me fill out this list in the comments?