Wednesday, June 3, 2009



Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand said it best when he said "Just because Britney Spears didn't write the song Womanazier - it doesnt make it a bad song". This was in reference to his band covering exactly that RADIO CLIP ". In fact that's the point to this blog I started entitled "Good Music Is Good Music".

Perhaps it's the Scottish that are best at covering Britney in general Travis cover if Brit .

The fact remains that a good pop-song is a good pop-song and the word 'Pop Music' is literal. Pop music means just that, 'Popular Music', and anything can fit into this grouping. If the most underground of underground artists becomes commercially successful and a house hold name - then it too becomes pop music. And NO they did not sell-out in doing so.

Covers are a tricky thing in my opinion because they arean homage to an artist that you like and it's your take on the track. Many artists became big by doing a cover off the top of their careers. Do you remember the Barenaked Ladies cover of 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time' .

I've not done a list for a few posts so here's my list of great covers...

  1. Dancing in the moonlight - by King Harvest - covered by Toploader

  2. Run - by Snow Patrol - covered by Leona Lewis

  3. Landslide - by Fleetwood Mac - covered by Smashing Pumpkins

  4. Headmaster's Ritual - by The Smiths - covered by Radiohead

  5. Hurt - by N.I.N. - covered by Johnny Cash

There are obviously many more amazing covers - but these are nice standouts in my player.

Have a good day!

1 comment:

  1. You missed "The Man Who Sold The World" by Nirvana. Definitely one my fave covers....