I was tagged for the cover meme by Mrs Comet Hunter. Naturally I had to give the matter some serious consideration, at the risk of various other bloggers
stealing choosing my picks, which they went ahead and did. So no Britney Spears, Celine Dion, or Sheryl Crow* here.
(Those were my picks for worst cover, just in case there was any doubt).
I discussed my picks with Mr E Man over dinner the other night, and he wanted to play too, so I’ve included his choices as well as my own.
My pick: Muse (responsible for my best ever live music experience) doing “Feeling Good”, originally recorded by Nina Simone.
Mr E Man’s pick: Eric Clapton’s version of JJ Cale’s “After Midnight” (we saw JJ Cale a couple of months ago and he was simply amazing).
My runners up: Alien Ant Farm’s version of “Smooth Criminal”, the Beatles’ “Twist and Shout”, Guns’n’Roses doing “Live and Let Die”, and of course “Gin and Juice” by the Gourds.
My pick: Candy Flip doing “Strawberry Fields”. I was 13 when this came out and I still knew it was just wrong.
Mr E Man’s pick: “Kiss” by Tom Jones. I protested this one strongly as I love Tom Jones (I’m still British after all, I think it’s compulsory) and much prefer this version to the original by Prince, who I find creepy.
I tag: anyone else who will admit to liking Tom Jones!
*I usually like Sheryl, but that cover was not. cool.