Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    How many artists have covered “Sundown”? Or “Tangled Up In Blue”? Or “Landslide”?Report

    • Avatar Glyph says:

      More seriously, I dunno. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of covers of the first two, and on the third the only ones I’m coming up with are Smashing Pumpkins & Dixie Chicks.

      But this could be selection bias – in the scene I refer to, I’m familiar with it, and I’ve noticed this song pop up A LOT. When you look on YouTube for covers of those other songs, do you find a lot of other well-known artists covering them (for the purposes of this exercise, you kind of have to discount all the amateurs doing their own webcam versions, since those exist for any song)?Report

  2. Avatar Maureen says:

    I’ve been enjoying the heck of out of bands that cover contemporary (or contemporary-ish) songs in an old-fashioned style, such as The Puppini Sisters doing “Walk Like An Egyptian” or nearly everything by Scott Bradlee and Post-Modern Jukebox.

    There’s always the Sex Pistols cover of “My Way”.Report