Nick Cave: “The Weeping Song”

Posted: January 5, 2014 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “The Weeping Song” – Nick Cave
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Jake Stone vs. Sibyl Vane
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In deference to the recent anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy I chose the greatest song John Lennon ever penned to launch Cover Me Impressed. Needless to say it is beyond disheartening that 42 years after this brilliant plea for peace was introduced it is as pertinent today as the day it was written.

The Original


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds:

It’s truly hard to imagine a more sophisticated and debonair dancer than Nick Cave. He’s got moves others can only dream of.


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Jake Stone vs. Sibyl Vane


Jake Stone:

Sibyl Vane:

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. Cuspid says:

    I was totally unprepared to be taken by Jake Stone’s cover as much as I was. It caught me completely by surprise. Great version! I love the muted trumpet and that little guitar part on the Fender Telecaster. Thanks Dubbs!

    • RDubbs says:

      The song is from a concert held in Australia a couple of years ago honoring Nick Cave. A lot of Aussie musicians and bands appeared, none of which that I had previously heard of. A two-disc cd was released that I had to pay a pretty penny for. After the first couple of listenings I thought the material was good but it has since grown on me immensely. There are quite a few gems on those discs. One of my favorites is a song I had not heard before called “Shivers”. It was written by a guy named Rowland Howard for his band “The Young Charlatans”. “The Young Charlatans” subsequently became “The Boys Next Door”, which then morphed into “The Birthday Party”, hence the Nick Cave connection. Check out this version by Rowland Howard (OUTSTANDING!!!):

      By the way, the entire tribute concert is now available on YouTube. Must-see video for Nick Cave fans …

      The entire

  2. Kerry Black says:

    I don’t know who Sibyl Vane is, but she sings like a guy.

    I voted for Jake Stone ’cause I approve of the reggae-fication of his version.

  3. RDubbs says:

    Sibyl Vane knocked out a solid cover but Jake Stone instilled quite a bit of creativity into his version and all of it worked perfectly. A+

  4. Arnie Plotnick says:

    Both versions are excellent. I give it to Jake Stone, though. The video really enhances the music, too.

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