Who Did The Best Cover Song Ever?
Musicians write some great stuff and then, other musicians learn from it.
Some may borrow a little from it or, just take the whole thing for themselves.
Who did it best?
Music lovers all have certain songs that are special. Some make us feel a certain way, some bring back memories, and some inspire us.
Whatever the reason, cover songs abound.
Your favorite song has probably been covered by somebody, somewhere, I almost guarantee.
I can see an homage here and there during a performance or, using other peeps songs as "learning tools."
If you are going to just straight up redo a song though you better really bring something to it. Don't just show us that you know how to play it, make it your own.
Here are some of my favorite "cover" songs:
Shinedown - Simple Man. Pretty stripped down musically to begin with, Shinedown breaks it down even farther. An acoustic guitar is all Brent needs to bring an extra presence and emotiveness to the already awesome lyrics.
Disturbed/Boboflex - Sound Of Silence. (This one's a tie.) Disturbed rebuilt the song, using strings and Dave Dramains awesome voice to bring this tale of loneliness and disconnection a new life while Boboflex just "rocked it up". Their video for it though spins the lyrics in a different direction with its look at mental instability and obsession.
What's your favorite "cover"?