Society – Jerry Hannan (Cover)

Contrary to what I had thought, ‘Society’ is a song written by Irish-American singer-songwriter Jerry Hannan, not Eddie Vedder. Recorded by Eddie Vedder with Hannan for the soundtrack to Sean Penn’s ‘Into the Wild’ it blows me away every time I hear it – but then so do most things Eddie Vedder is associated with.

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Something – The Beatles (Cover)

Okay, so I have a confession to make. My commitment to produce one video of me performing a cover each fortnight is proving challenging. The combination of actually trying to a do a song justice while singing in front of a camera is, well… really bloody hard.

I find the whole camera thing disconcerting, which I guess kind of explains my strange facial expressions in this video.

That said, maybe I’m just weird.

Anyways, so this is like the 50 billionth cover of George Harrison’s classic ‘Something’.

As for it being minus the bridge, umm…

I can only get better right :-)

A bit of trivia for you: ‘Something’ was written about Harrison’s then wife, the model Pattie Boyd, who was later stolen from Harrison by Eric Clapton who won her affection by penning the rock classic ‘Layla’ for her. Later, having sealed the deal, Boyd also inspired him to write ‘Wonderful Tonight’.

Wanting to know what the fuss was all about?

Check out this little video tribute to Boyd someone whacked up on YouTube:

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Under the Milky Way – The Church (Cover)

I was introduced to this Aussie classic by The Church relatively recently and immediately fell in love with it.

How I managed to miss it when it was released is a little baffling. The song won an Australian Aria Award for ‘Single of the year’ in 1989 and reached 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for goodness sake. That said, in 1989 I was a barely conscious youth and underwent a major spinal operation.

Anyways, I guess I can only dream that one day I’ll pen a tune as beautiful as this one.

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Light My Fire – The Doors (Cover)


 
‘Light My Fire’ was recorded by The Doors in August 1966 and released on their debut album The Doors in January 1967. It was the band’s breakthrough song, spending three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

It is now considered one of the greatest songs of all time, coming in at number 35 on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500… greatest songs of all time :-) The song was written by Guitarist Robby Krieger, who was responsible for many of the bands hits.

It has been covered by many, but my favourite by far would have to be Shirley Bassey’s version, recorded for her album Something but beautifully remixed for a single release in 1999.

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