Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Beatles cover

I stumbled across this on YouTube today. It's a cover of "A Day in the Life" by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, both members of the Libertines. Some of the uploader comments would have you believe it's the be all and end all of cover songs; I just don't hear it. What stood out for me was how exceedingly straightforward it is. And by that, I may mean "boring." When a cover essentially amounts to a rehash of the (superior) original, I often wonder what the point is. A mere change of settings, so to speak, doesn't go a long way.

Be the judge for yourself:

(If the video is removed, go here.)

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