Will I ever find a cover version to beat the original?
Not at this rate anyhow, since Nirvana grabbed Tori Amos by her tango’ed locks and dragged her around caveman style and threw her off a 50 storey building.
I was surprised by this result as many comments seemed to be extolling the virtues of Tori over Nirvana, but it’s votes that count and I hand this award posthumously to Kurt Cobain.
(those of you in the know will remind me he was actually cremated but let’s not let that stand in the way of a photo opp.)
This leaves the originals beating the covers at a 3-0 scoreline.
This week I am featuring one of Britain’s greatest ever bands who upon releasing a single every month for a year, backed each disc up with a cover version so you can imagine there were many to select from, I could have gone with the relatively unknown “Cattle & Cane” originally by The Go-Betweens, which is genius in its original and cover version format, youtube it, it’s the best song ever to come out of Australia, sorry Olivia Newton-John fans.
Or I could have picked something that they made a pastiche of like their reworking of “Shaft” or “Step into Christmas” but they were a bit silly.
Instead I opted for Falling, otherwise known as the theme from Twin Peaks as I expect a few fans of the show are about so would be nice to hear their thoughts.
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