Books That Brock ReadHow Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyondby John Powell
Category Archives: Covers
After my previous post I’ve done a deep dive on the almost limitless covers out there of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Of course a large number are sub-par. And while many of them stem from the cover that made the song … Continue reading
In 4th grade a friend gave me a copy of Metroid for the original Nintendo in exchange for my copy of Tiger Beat Magazine with Paula Abdul on the cover. While incomprehensible in hindsight, this was a real trade and considered fair … Continue reading
Rarely does a cover song overshadow the original recording, but the prime example of such an occurrence is Joe Cocker’s cover of The Beatles “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Cocker’s version features some of the top musicians at … Continue reading
Another great one I tend to sing in the shower. Bonus points to singers that cover an artist of a different gender but don’t change the pronouns in the song.
The Gregory Brothers are behind turning a lot of our favorite viral videos into songs. They also cover songs, usually putting a bluegrass spin on them.
Despite my inability to play an instrument and lack of singing prowess I’ve always wanted to be in a cover band. In my daydreaming pursue of this I love a good cover song.