Good Cover Version: Kentucky Derby/The Rolling Stones Edition

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

It's Kentucky Derby weekend, the weekend when the world turns its collective eye to the Bluegrass State and ponders mint juleps, big hats, and whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner this year. But my mind always wanders to non-racing things, like The Rolling Stones and their timeless classic "Dead Flowers." Which actually does reference the Derby, which is why I'm now talking about it. Instead of just posting one cover version, I'm including a few. I think they all do a pretty good job of capturing the strung out, bummed out vibe of the original, and should be good listening as you get ready to place your bets.

[posted 5.2.14]


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