Posts Tagged ‘cover version’

“Sexual Healing” as covered by Ben Harper

February 22, 2009

Most people shouldn’t cover Marvin Gaye.  Ben Harper, however, is not one of those people that is prohibited from such covers.  Check out Harper’s version of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing.”

Great Cover Versions: “Voodoo Child” as covered by Stevie Ray Vaughn

February 19, 2009

“Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix might be my all-time favorite rock song.  And while most guitarists, past or present, should be executed on the spot for even thinking of playing but 1 chord of a Hendrix song, Stevie Ray Vaughan damn near matches Hendrix on this song.  Spot on.

“Crazy in Love” by The Magic Numbers

January 11, 2009

The Magic Numbers are a groovy band based in London. Check out their superb cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” below. This version was recorded live on BBC radio. You can also find The Magic Numbers performing “Crazy in Love” on “Sounds Eclectic-The Covers.”

Pick yourself up a copy of “Sounds Eclectic-The Covers” on KCRW’s website. Find out more about The Magic Numbers on their official website or on MySpace.

“Hurt” sung by Kermit the Frog

September 11, 2008

A few thing before people start complaining that this is a Johnny Cash song. “Hurt” was written by Trent Reznor, and recorded on Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral album released in 1994. Johnny Cash covered the song shortly before his death and it appeared on Cash’s American Recordings IV: The Man Comes Around. Cash even said “Hurt” was the best anti-drug song he’d ever heard. Kermit the Frog even did his own version, and after watching the video below, you’ll agree with Cash’s sentiments.
NSFW language (1 word describing excrement) and also gratuitous Muppet drug abuse and 1 particularly frightening scene that shows the depths that Kermit has plunged to and what he’ll subject himself to for a fix.