Paul McCartney & Wings: “Live And Let Die”

Posted: October 22, 2013 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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The Original

Paul McCartney & Wings:


The Cover Songs Competition


Byron Lee & The Dragonaires vs. Daniel Johnston


Byron Lee & The Dragonaires:

Daniel Johnston:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.



Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

  1. bornunderabadsign says:

    Johnson’s album cover asks “why me”…i’m wondering why him too, but voted for his version anyway…maybe his sort of Wierd Al style…maybe I need to get some sleep…

  2. RDubbs says:

    Man it is hard to vote against a guy that has a backup band called The Dragonaires but in the end I had to go with the lovable insanity of Daniel Johnston who managed to turn a typical McCartney facile jingle into somewhat of a Lennonesque societal statement.

    You Know I Did, You Know I Did, You Know I Did …

  3. Kerry Black says:

    After watching these videos I took a brief nap and had an amazing dream. I was driving out on Route 19 and stopped at that little Pic ‘n’ Pay behind Motel 6 for some Mr. Pibb and Red Vines (crazy delicious). On my way back to the car I noticed there was a convention being held at the Motel 6 which featured every English teacher I ever had. I had my laptop under my arm, so I showed ’em the two videos and asked for feedback. They were unanimous in attacking Sir Paul for penning the line “In this ever changing world in which we live in”. Ending a sentence with a preposition was criminal enough, but they agreed he should have used “…in which we live” or “…which we live in”, but it can’t be both.

    Daniel Johnston was roundly criticized for his opening line “When I was young and my heart was a broken book”. Dude, “broken book”? WTF does that even mean? Had he simply said “open book” it would have had the benefit of being true to the original, and also made sense!

    Byron Lee received a few votes for his album cover art.

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