Everyone loves cover songs. It’s especially interesting when an artist can truly own material written by someone else. Is Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along the Watchtower” better than the Bob Dylan original? I think so. Did Marilyn Manson do justice to the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This?” Absolutely. How about Kurt Cobain singing the traditional American song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” on the MTV Unplugged album?
While there are millions upon millions of covers out there, we could still use more. Here’s your chance to play A&R person: If you could direct any band to cover any song for an album, EP, B-side, soundtrack project, etc., what band would it be and what song would you have them do?
Give it some thought and lemme know what you think. I’ll report back on my Edge show Tuesday at 6pm.