Monday, July 21, 2014
a musical cul-de-sac (8)
Apparently there are some songs that can't be covered or perhaps shouldn't be. Not being a musician I don't really know which it is, but I have found several rock classics that just didn't have any covers or at least none worth singing about.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road might be one of these completely unique tunes that just doesn't lend itself to a jazz or hard rock rendition. I would have passed on this completely except that a few years ago I found a very unique cover by Sara Bareilles, it was one of the YouTube covers that gave me the idea for this little series.
For a little fun you also might look at the Elton John original with a very unique video tribute to the motion picture - The Wizard of Oz.