In memory of the late Charles Bradley, I offer up his cover of a Black Sabbath song, Changes. It’s a stunningly soulful cover of an overlooked plaintive ballad. His voice nails the passion of the song and the bands arrangement is just beautiful.
This week we feature another cover. This time, it is a 15-piece orchestra from Germany, Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld, covering Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
You may be familiar with the original version by Daft Punk, which Kanye West sampled in his song “Stronger”. It also makes a fun metal song, as well as fodder for a string quartet. Then there’s also this cool fingerstyle version.
It’s not often I post a song of the week that is a cover song, that I think someone else could do a better version of.
But this week’s song is Jerry Garcia’s version of Dear Prudence. The song starts off with a basic hippie groove, and then adds in some nice horn parts. It’s a different take on the song that works really well.
Unfortunately, I can’t help but hearing this and thinking that Earth Wind and Fire would do a better version. After all, they have had some success covering Beatles songs.