Monday, August 04, 2014

a musical cul-de-sac (10)

I looked at several top 100 lists of rock songs and what I found was there are just too many that simply can't be done by anyone but the originals. Can you imagine anyone other than the Beach Boys singing Get Around? How about the Kingsman and Louie, Louie or When A Man Loves A Women by anyone except Percy Sledge.

But then I looked a bit further like with Have You Ever Seen Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Seems fairly iconic. But . . .

Others voices fit the melody, like for instance Rod Stewart. Even more on the vocal mark - Joan Jett. And one I wasn't expecting from R.E.M.

image from YouTube CCR

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