Tune du Jour: “Come Together” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Celia Cruz, Guianko, Tito Nieves, Tito Puente, Johnny Rivera, Ray Sepulveda, Tony Vega and Orchestra vs. Defunkt vs. Perfect Thyroid
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The Beatles:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Celia Cruz, Guianko, Tito Nieves, Tito Puente, Johnny Rivera, Ray Sepulveda, Tony Vega and Orchestra vs. Defunkt  vs. Perfect Thyroid

 

Celia Cruz, Guianko, Tito Nieves, Tito Puente, Johnny Rivera, Ray Sepulveda, Tony Vega and Orchestra:

Defunkt:

Perfect Thyroid:

 

Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    Tough call here. All three are worthy (although not as good as the original, IMO). I was hoping to learn how to say “monkey finger” in Spanish. But it didn’t happen. I’ll probably go with Defunkt. I kinda like the idea of a lead trombone.

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Not crazy about any of the versions here, really. I give it to Perfect Thyroid, because as a veterinarian who sees many cases of feline hyperthyroidism, I’m always striving to find the right amount of methimazole that will give affected cats a perfect thyroid level.

  3. RDubbs says:

    Defunkt’s version was way too long. I included it because of the many YT comments extolling it as better than the original. It probably would have been very good to see live. The Thyroid boys did I nice version but my favorite was The Tropical Tribute rendition. The participants were a virtual who’s who of Hispanic luminaries from the big band era.

  4. Pete Black says:

    I voted for The Tropical Tribute version. It thought it was really good for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes before descending into nothing that remotely resembled the song at all and lost me. I think this song with its dark tones and wriggly bass is positioned to be done well funk style but the performance and the bootleg sound quality blew the opportunity for Defunkt. Ska seems to be known for energy, verve, reckless abandon, taking sweaty chances, but this was so close to the vest. Boring. Nobody deserved a win.

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