Friday, May 11, 2012

Sirius XM Radio – Psychedelic

Moving from the Sirius XM oldies music channel that I just posted about to one highlighting the 1960s era got me thinking about cover songs that were radically different style-wise than the originals.  Going from rock to mellow I think of Jose Feliciano’s acoustical guitar treatment of the Doors’ iconic Light My Fire.  But going the other way from a mild/mellow original to rock, my favorite of the hippy era would have to be the Vanilla Fudge interpretation of Diana Ross and the Supreme’s pop hit You Keep Me Hanging On. Great stuff.  But the Troggs’ cover of the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations?  Not so much. In fact, let’s agree to ban it from the airwaves, shall we?

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