25 Songs, 25 Days :: Day 21 :: Your favorite cover song.
“Blowin’ In The Wind” by Bob Dylan (as performed by Jay Brannan)
There are certain songs that exist in the human catalog of music that resonate on an indescribable level that encapsulates a rhythm, a message and an emotion. Concurrently there are a handful of voices that exist on a harmonious echelon that transcends the idea of voice as instrument. The combination of the song Blowin’ In The Wind met with the vocal ability of Jay Brannan is something so simple yet so astoundingly beautiful; as is the case with all of the cover songs on his album, In Living Color.
There are a number of cover songs that I think deserve as much praise as the original versions of the song, not the least of which is the ukulele cover of Bedroom Intruder: http://youtu.be/gE5geu0NOUs. Here are four more cover songs that I think you should listen to and adore as much as I do.
“The Fiddle And The Drum” by Joni Mitchell
(as performed by A Perfect Circle / Maynard James Keenan)
“Rocket Man” by Elton John
(as performed by Maynard James Keenan with Steven Drozd / Puscifer)
“Friend Of The Devil” by Grateful Dead
(as performed by Counting Crows)
“King Of Pain” by The Police
(as performed by Alanis Morissette)