The Best Cover of All Time – The Final Countdown
Well folks, it’s been a long and arduous journey, but I think we’ve done a half-decent job of rounding up some pretty good covers. The final list (complete with my top 10) will go up sometime Friday evening (Saturday afternoon?) – you have until then to submit your nominations. As always, sound off in comments or shoot me an email with any last-minute entries. A complete list of all previous submissions can be found here.
Scott, who kicked this thing off way back last week, submits three versions of Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End” from Wilco, Beck, and Matthew Good.
Trizzlor nominates Man Man’s excellent cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind.”
Pat nominates Youngblood Brass Band’s cover of “Human Nature” and The Red Hot Chili Peppers playing “Love Rollercoaster.”
Nick emails with The Byrds’ cover of “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Dinosaur Jr. playing The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” and The Talking Heads’ version of Al Green’s “Take Me To The River.”
Alex votes for Cat Power’s “Sea of Love.”
Last but not least, I’m submitting Elliot Smith covering Big Star’s “Thirteen,” The Pogues’ singing “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda,” (with a tip of the hat to our comrades on the Front Porch) Jukebox the Ghost’s version of New Order’s “Temptation,” The English Beat covering “Tears of a Clown,” and my main man Otis Redding absolutely killing “Satisfaction” and “My Girl.”