Songs where the cover is better than the original - Page 17
ah yes. the oft-covered "20th Century Boy".
the most recently popular version is from the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack, which is a pretty amazing homage to glam and well worth a spin. they used 2 bands for the majority of the new tunes, the fictitious british band Venus in Furs featured the drummer from Roxy Music and Thom Yorke doing a nice Brian Ferry impression. Don't miss the rocking oboe solo (!) in Ladytron.
If I ever meet Yorke in person imma say "oh yeah... venus in furs, right?" lol
Well, in honor of the centenary of his birth last Saturday, how about "damn near everything Sinatra recorded that had previously been recorded by someone else"?
Theme From "New York, New York" (introduced by Liza Minnelli)
It Was A Very Good Year (Bob Shane with The Kingston Trio)
I've Got You Under My Skin (Virginia Bruce)
The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire)
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Fred Astaire)
Night And Day (Fred Astaire)
Fly Me To The Moon (Kaye Ballard, as "In Other Words")
I'll Never Smile Again (Percy Faith)
You Make Me Feel So Young (Carol Stewart and Del Porter as voice doubles for Vera-Ellen and Charles Smith)