Posts Tagged ‘Angelique Kidjo’
Tags: Angelique Kidjo, Billie Jean, Chris Cornell, Cocaine, Cover, JJ Cale, Music, Voodoo Child, Voodoo Chile
One of the underlying themes of last week’s post set me off on this one. I find cover versions rich with potential for musicality. It’s tough for an artist to take an original and interpret it in his/her own way. Often the effort falls flat. Sometimes the cover versions strike a chord in us mainly because they stick quite close to a much-loved original. Not too frequently, cover versions are completely fresh takes on the originals – some surpassing them and others not quite as likable yet interesting.
In listing two of my favourites here, I have opened myself to hate on both sides of the ridiculous pop-rock divide. These are far-out takes of iconic songs of these two genres. (more…)