Life on Mars - David Bowie
Life on Mars - Trey Songz (Vinyl TV series)
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Dolly Parton - Jolene
White Stripes - Jolene
While I understand that the second version is not to everyone’s taste, and I know some people think the original cover was a travesty, it was built to a purpose.
They made it a stadium anthem, which is something they needed at the time.
I’m a fan of both versions of the song, but there was only going to be one template I wanted to follow when we covered it.
And it wasn’t the one with the sparse arrangement and wibbly new wave keyboard.
Different strokes and all that… I’ll take the sparse arrangement/wibbly new wave keyboard era INXS over the stadium rawk model any day of the week!!!
For me, To Look At You/One Thing wins over Need You Tonight/Never Tear Us etc. Lost major interest after The Swing (really, after Shabooh Shoobah…)
I like most of their stuff up to and including Full Moon Dirty Hearts.
Tough to play the sparse stuff to 70k at Wembley, though.
This one comes out about even for mine. I can’t split 'em …
Original- Rickie Lee Jones
Cover- Daryl Braithwaaite
Detroit Rock City
That’s just fkn sacrilege …
That’s not a cover. That’s a carbon copy. There’s nothing new about the Monkees’ version at all.
Forever Young - Alphaville
Richard Cheese covers are also fantastic.