Dennis Linde: “Burning Love”

Posted: November 11, 2013 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Broccoli Fields Forever …

The Original

Arthur Alexander:

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The Most Popular

Elvis Presley:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Kingsized vs. Swing Cats

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Kingsized:

Swing Cats:

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.

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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.

Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    Would it be blasphemy to say that I think Kingsized’s version is the best of all four?

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I thought Elvis did the original. Silly me, thinking he was a songwriter. I like Arthur Alexander’s version best, actually. But of the two you’ve given, I’ll go with Swing Cats. The best version, though, is achieved by clicking the play button on all four You Tube videos simultaneously. Seriously.

  3. Kerry Black says:

    The guy from Swing Cats didn’t do enough to sell the song. You have to grab this song, seize it, own it.

    Worse yet, at the end, he passes on the chance to sing the lines:

    “I’m just a hunk
    a hunk of burnin’ love!”

    I’ve performed this song countless times at karaoke just so I could have an excuse to shout that line in public.

    • RDubbs says:

      I’m with you, Kerry. If you’ve got a love for music and a sense of humor how could you not love a tune professing one’s Hunk of Burnin’ Love?!!? And, yes, on more than one evening I’ve been tempted to belt this one out via karaoke but, alas, have yet to be toasted enough on any given occasion to muster the courage. Just a fun song.

      Elvis could hit notes other vocalists can only dream of …

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