Friday, October 11, 2013

Horse Head -- Beatle Covers You Can Count Me Out...(IN!)

I'm going to skip the obvious, 
Beatle cover choices
and include 9 other favorite covers. 

"She's A Woman"
Jeff Beck
Blow By Blow (1975)

...One of my fav Beck instrumentals...has a kinda kraut-funk vibe-atude with outstanding phrasing utilizing the talk-box to amazing effect.

"I Am The Walrus"
Oingo Boingo
Farewell (1996)

Crazy energy with the band completely onboard. Here's another clue for your fanny. The walrus is Danny.

"Tell Me Why"
April Wine
Power Play  (1982)

Gentle mellowed-down stamp that was risky and shouldn't have worked so well...and I enjoy it as much as the original.

"What Goes On"
Sufjan Stevens
This Bird Has Flown  (2005)

Took my least favorite Beatle song...and turned it into something beautiful and quite inspired.

"Within You Without You"
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation  (deluxe 2007)

No sitar, this one.  Sonic Youth melds Harrison's worldly thoughts with buzz-bang feedback that transcends.

Elliot Smith
American beauty ST  (1999)

Beautiful and sad with Smith's weary resignation of stating the obvious and unobtainable...hurts.

"Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
The Breeders
Pod (1990)

A standout curve with a more ominous presence and haunting undertones. 

"I Will"
Alison Krauss
Now That I Found You (1995)

Stolen from the White Album and turned into gently falling snowflakes.  Angels could not sound as sweet.

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
William Shatner
The Transformer Man (1968)

Maybe because Shatner wasn't aware how camp and silly this was...makes me like it all the more.

Your Turn.
Casey Chambers

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