Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cover Thursdays- This Will Never End, This Will Never Stop

There are some songs, that just sound better when in the hands of someone else.  That's not to say that the band or artist who originally wrote and performed those songs are bad.  It just means that those songs were meant for someone else's voice or creative outlook.  Bob Dylan himself admitted that he preferred Jimi Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower."  Noel Gallagher of Oasis confessed that Ryan Adams version of "Wonderwall" is superior to Oasis' version saying "I think Ryan Adams is the only person her who ever got that song right."  I think the same is true of Joshua James' cover Modest Mouse's "Custom Concern."  The stripped down version has so much more emotion.  It's almost like that song was meant for James.

Take a listen.  Here's Joshua James performing the Modest Mouse song "Custom Concern."

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