Aaron Skogen en Lifestyle, Music / Música Director of Operations, Consumer Division • The Toro Company 3/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,6K

Another look at Cover Songs

I was reading an enjoyable post by Andrew Porter last week, as he shared his favorite cover tunes.  His number one was "All along the Watchtower" written by Bob Dylan and covered by Jimmy Hendrix.  As I wrote in the comments, I love that tune!

Building on Andrews post, I thought I would share my top four covers just to add to the conversation and share some great music on a Monday.

So, without further ado. . .

Number Four: Disturbed covering Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence"

Another look at Cover SongsHear Simon and Garfunkle performing "The Sound of Silence" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fWyzwo1xg0



Number Three: Metallica Covering Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"
Another look at Cover Songs

See Bob Seger performing "Turn the Page" here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAbY2cmEsS0


Number Two: The Counting Crows covering Tender Mercies "Mercy"

Another look at Cover Songs

See Kurt Stevenson of Tender Mercies performing "Mercy" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAuyZli8XdU


Number One: Matt Nathanson covering Dire Straits "Romeo and Juliet".

Another look at Cover SongsSee Dire Straits original here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRu2SWDtRA


And, just for giggles because I can, an honorable mention. . . Closing with "Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels. And a good Saloon in every single town. . ."


The Counting Crows performing "Return of the Grievous Angel" originally written and performed by Gram Parsons.

Another look at Cover Songs

See Gram Parsons version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLfUkOBy_ts


There you have it bee's, a few more great covers!  I hope you enjoyed listening.


Cheers!





Aaron Skogen 5/10/2016 · #17

#16 I'm right there with you @Gert Scholtz, glad you enjoyed it!

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Gert Scholtz 5/10/2016 · #16

@Aaron Skogen Many don't like it but to me Disturbed's version of the S&G classic is the best. I can listen to it again and again.

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Aaron Skogen 4/10/2016 · #15

#14 ". . . Walking thirty miles with a pack on his back. . " AWESOME tune and yeah, you had it right! Mark Knopfler has a serious gift for lyrics and some mad guitar skills!

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Andrew Porter 4/10/2016 · #14

#13 Excellent Dire straits choice @Aaron Skogen how does it start now....."well a long time ago came a man on a track" and ends with a belting guitar finale superb!!

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Aaron Skogen 4/10/2016 · #13

#12 That is a great cover too, thanks for reminding me of it, I hadn't heard that in a while @Dean Owen. Take a listen to the cover from Matt Nathanson via this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q8x36DSPNI it does the song better justice than the homemade video I shared. Its the live, professionally recorded version from his "At the Point" album. . . This is one I am learning to play on the guitar. Perhaps that's why I like it, as the lone acoustic makes it easier for me to follow and learn. . . Maybe. I still love the original. My favorite all time Dire Straits tune is "Telegaph Road"!

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Dean Owen 4/10/2016 · #12

I'd not heard that cover of Romeo & Juliet, thanks!. That said, I think it is one of those untouchable songs, like Bohemian Rhapsody that just should not be tampered with. I was just listening to an old Hotel Costes CD in my car last week and up came their cover of Sound of Silence which I quite like -https://youtu.be/eEh2Mv8uEWQ

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Aaron Skogen 3/10/2016 · #11

#10 Another great idea. I was always a "B-Side" and obscure artist kinda guy, so many of the tunes I love are of the "lesser known" sort. Your right, there are some fantastic artists out there with little or no airtime. Anyway, its a great idea @Andrew Porter, I'll look forward to the first on the subject from you!

P.s. Please excuse my horrible spelling in my last response. I just cant seem to type on that iPhone.

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Andrew Porter 3/10/2016 · #10

I'm just pleased my buzz has created a little musical inspiration @Aaron Skogen there are even original songs out and about that not many people have heard which are far better than many we hear on the radio today...may have to look at that for a buzz!!

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