Cover Songs No.1

January 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

There are two kinds of cover songs. One sort tries to stay true to the original, and the other, re-interprets it. And there are subcategories for each of those: the good covers that sometimes outdo the original, and the awful covers that insult the original. Anyway, I think I’m going to start posting some of my favourite covers.

Today, “Black Metallic” originally by Catherine Wheel, as covered by Hammock. This cover generally stays true to the original, it’s washier, has a female vocalist, less fuzz, more soft reverb, less immediate, whereas the original is more focused, frontloaded with swirly fuzzy guitar and a male singer. Basically, both versions are awesome and depending on your mood either is a good song. And to think, this song is all about a car.

Catherine Wheel (album version)

Hammock (cover version)

-Stay Gold


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