Monday, November 15, 2021

My Music Monday

Covers of covers is the name of the game.  

This one isn't tough, though it is.  Tom Waits' "Downtown Train" has been covered by everyone and his mother.  Or at least by Everything But the Girl. 

Actually, the most successful cover is by Rod Stewart, I believe. Still Bob Seger, Patty Smyth (minus Scandal) and any number of others. 

So, who is covering who covering who, exactly?  

I've opted to go with the one cover on Mary Chapin Carpenter's debut disk. 

Technically, Carpenter's version isn't a cover of a cover I suppose. Her was released in 1987 (Waits originally released in '85).  Smyth's came out in '87.  Stewart and Seger two years after that. 

I'd say I'm quibbling, but in reality - none of you care. 


Travel said...

Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

You should check out this great new album of covers by Susanna Hoffs.