Joni Mitchell even said she thought the cover was great. Since then there have been 40+ covers of this song. I find it interesting there is so much
interest in this song and I find the original bland as it gets. Granted the lyrics are pretty contagious.
A close runner up for me is The Rods doing 'Nothing Going On In The City' www.youtube.com...
I am not sure if these versions are better, I think that each is as good as the original in their own way with a few being better than the original.
Not all are actually covers but rather interpretations of older songs..
The Sundays covering Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
It doesn't help that I had a crush on Harriet Wheeler for the long time with her dark hair and unique voice...
The Sisters of Mercy covering Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones
Faith and the Muse covering Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
Bear McCreary giving his take on All Along the Watchtower
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros covering the old Irish patriotic song for the Black Hawk Down soundtrack. en.wikipedia.org...
Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) with Robin Guthrie (The Cocteau Twins) covering Tim Buckley's Song to the Siren ..This version stops me in my tracks
every time I hear it...
The Animals doing their take on House of the Rising Sun... I believe that this is one of the greatest songs ever..It still holds up with Eric Burdons
amazing voice, the keyboards, the drum rides...the song just never gets old and has this amazing atmosphere to it...
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sorry I was short on the last post. Was catching a train...
Just to clarify, the original post was 'Love in Vain' from 'Get yer ya ya's out'. I'm not big stones buff and honestly couldn't tell you Richard's
playing from Taylor's but the live version from "ya ya's" does appear to be Taylor. I thought the slide on that particular track was nice whoever it
was. You are right, Taylor on that other track was awful but so was the rest of the band. Not a big fan of live Stones except for Ya ya's and
something else they did.
I changed my mind after listening again with headphones. Taylor is pretty lame on that track you provided and the rest of the band didn't sound too
bad. But what the hell is Jagger wearing?
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