What the hell happened here? I have no idea how I ended up listening to Beatles covers when I was looking for songs by the Soul Survivors. More on the latter at a later date, right now I'm ass deep in Beatles covers. First, let's get this out of the way: there's way too many. It's too easy. Everyone already knows the songs, and that's half the battle of getting someone to listen to your record. But, there's those that cover them in a different genre. Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't. Of the four below, there are two that work really well. Tomorrow's Children's reggae cover of "Rain", released not long after the original, and Ella Fitzgerald's cover of "Savoy Truffle", which, I might add, is insanely good. Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Helter Skelter" does the near impossible, capturing the intensity of the original while sounding completely different. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs' version of "Strawberry Fields Forever" is notable because it's a ska version done by a Argentine band that somehow wrangled Deborah Harry to sing on it. In other words, novel. Ska-wise, it's weak, but I hadn't heard it before so you might not have.
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Tomorrow's Children - Rain mp3 at Cover Me
Ella Fitzgerald - Savoy Truffle mp3 at Cover Me
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Helter Skelter mp3 at Cover Me
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Strawberry Fields Forever mp3 at ATumblr (?) With Debby Harry