Monday, September 1, 2014
Favourite Cover Versions...Part 7
I was looking through some old postings last night and realised that I have not posted any fave covers for quite a while. In fact I had forgotten that I had started this series a few years back so today seemed a good time to continue the series, in light of one of my fave covers popping up on the shuffle.
When Gloria Jones recorded the Northern Soul Classic "Tainted Love" back in '64, little would she have known that Soft Cell would take their unique interpretation to the top of the chart in the early 80's or that Rockabilly Queen, Imelda May, would record such a stonking version for her third album, "Mayhem" in 2010. It's unusual to find a song with so many unique versions of it. I have always loved the original, but in their own ways the covers are the equal of Gloria's with each of them putting their own stamp on the track and making it their own, which is surely what you are meant to do if you choose to cover someone else's tune.