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Thread #23668   Message #3424690
Posted By: Brian Peters
23-Oct-12 - 08:20 AM
Thread Name: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride
"a pop song exists primarily as a recorded performance..."

Which is presumably why so many pop covers are watered-down and disappointing pastiches of the original. Now, here's how to cover a song - three occasions, different each time:

John Cale Heartbreak Hotel 1

John Cale Heartbreak Hotel 2

John Cale Heartbreak Hotel 3

I'm probably with Steve in that a decent attempt at a Brady cover is OK in a session. It's when supposedly talented musicians can't be arsed to exercise a little imagination that I get fed up.

By the by, Brian's Persistence Of Memory lp will set you back 15 quid at Sheffield's Record Collector

My sister-in-law owned up sheepishly to having taken the copy I'd given her twenty-odd years ago to a car boot sale. The good news was, it was the only LP she sold all day.