In response to the “unholy grail” thread, I was wondering…
What covers have you found that you really do enjoy? I’m looking for covers where the cover artist has done something interesting with the original and made it worth listening to in its own right. Examples off the top of my head:
The Candy Skins’ cover of “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield has a sample from the opening of “Sympathy for the Devil” running through it. Sounds goofy in description, but it really works to hear Mick in the background throughout.
The Cowboy Junkies’ cover of “Sweet Jane” adds lyrics that Lou Reed never wrote and changes some that he did, changing the mood of the song completely. But I really like it.
The Sundays’ cover of “Wild Horses” isn’t all that radical of a departure from what the Stones did, but having a beautiful female voice singing it certainly changes the feel for me.
So what other covers are out there that I should listen to?