- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, Nirvana, David Bowie, The Isley Brothers and more.
The Greatest Cover songs ever – and their original counterparts. Originally broadcast on www.seahavenfm.com Thurs 24.1.13 7-9pm Hour 2:
You are a brilliant songwriter – someone of the calibre of a Dylan or a Morrison – you have written some of the best songs ever and someone announces that they’ve covered your precious composition. Most times it will be embarrassing – like the geek at school copying your dress style. Just occasionally, however, the resulting cover will broaden out even your own understanding of what the song meansThis week we are celebrating the covers that improved on the already classic originals – from Los Lobos to Sid Vicious, from Johnny Cash to Jeff Buckley. Cover artists including even the Beatles themselves show us how a brilliant, mind expanding cover version can teach even a original genius a thing or two.