srevoc covers

Artist Song
louis armstrong  "what a wonderful world" 
joey ramone  "what a wonderful world" 
bruce springsteen  "highway patrolman" 
johnny cash  "highway patrolman" 
bob dylan  "mama you been on my mind" 
jeff buckley  "mama you been on my mind" 
ben e. king  "stand by me" 
john lennon  "stand by me" 
oasis  "wonderwall" 
ryan adams  "wonderwall" 
the beatles  "across the universe" 
rufus wainwright  "across the universe" 
frank sinatra  "my way" 
sid vicious  "my way 


i promised a friend a covers mix a while ago, & i've been kind of dragging my feet & half-working on it since then cause i wasn't happy with how it was turning out. recently, i got back to work on it, & cut alot of songs, & came up with these final 7 (multiplied by two, the original & the cover) that i liked enough for the final draft. i wanted to keep it brief & concise, because i originally had a much longer list to choose from, & i didn't want any of the weaker material to bog down what i otherwise felt were some strong covers. (yes, even the sid vicious version of "my way," which takes the cake as being so bad it's good. i got the idea for it as a closer when i first saw goodfellas as a child, & anyone who has seen it knows it plays over the credits.) as for the title, i wanted a visual add-on to accompany the covers idea. the title doesn't make sense unless you see it written on the disc, which i added a picture of below.
image for mix


The Midnight Toker
Date: 7/16/2006
Date: 7/17/2006
I absolutely love the cover of "Wonderwall." The epitome of fragility. The Sinatra/Sid is a fun way to close.
Rob Conroy
Date: 7/17/2006
As far as covers discs go, this is a pretty good one. You used my absolute favorite Dylan song and one of my favorite Beatles tracks, so that's a good thing. I have to disagree with you, though, re: "My Way"--even though I'm a Sinatra fan (through '66, when he unleased both "That's Life" and "Strangers in the Night" on an otherwise unsuspecting world), I can't stand that song. Thus, I'll go with Sid's deconstruction of it over the original any day, despite the fact that I think Sid Vicious was the poster boy for everything that's ever been wrong with punk (and yes, I love lots of punk rock stuff).
Date: 7/17/2006
Nice idea and some right-on picks. Technically, I would not call Frank's the original of "My Way;" the song was previously done in French as "Comme D'Habitude," but Frank was the first to sing that English translation, which by the way was penned by Paul Anka. But enough folklore, nice mix.