I was never a cover girl, especially if it was of a song I liked. But then there was Luka Bloom’s cover of “Bad”. And I heard David Byrne sing Whitney Houston at the Warfield. And dear god, if anyone knows where I can find a recording of Tim Reynolds playing “In Your Eyes,” please email me.
So, I’m willing to admit– there are some good ones. And covers, or talk of covers, seem to be cropping up in lots of places lately. So, how about here? Why the heck not? Here’s a list of goodies. There’s even a couple I like better than the real thing. But, I’ll not say which.
- Video Killed the Radio Star- The Feeling (But don’t even get me started on their cover of “Don’t Give Up”.)
- California Stars- Billy Bragg and Wilco
- In Your Eyes- Tim Reynolds
- True Colors- Eva Cassidy
- Sexual Healing- Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
- Midnight Train to Georgia- Indigo Girls
- Gloomy Sunday- Sarah McLachlan
- Go Down Easy- David Gray
- Bad- Luka Bloom
- Human Behavior- The Decemberists
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody- David Byrne
(Monday Mixtape? It’s either late or early. You choose.)