Tune du Jour: “Ventilator Blues” – The Rolling Stones
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown vs. Richard Hell & The Voidoids vs. Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils
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I Shouted Out, “Who Ate the Broccoli?” When After All, It Was You And Me …

 

The Original

 

The Rolling Stones:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown vs. Richard Hell & The Voidoids vs. Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils

 

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown:

Richard Hell & The Voidoids:

Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils:

 

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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

Comments
  1. Douglas Zaner says:

    Jennifer Westwood can certainly belt this one out. But I’m going with Gatemouth Brown. I like his version even better than the Stones’.If fact it sounds tome that like Jagger channeled his inner-Gatemouth when he did the vocal track for the Exile on Main Street session.

  2. Kerry Black says:

    I’ve gotta go with the old school blues guy, Gatemouth. Great nickname, btw.

    For years, whenever I tried to sing karaoke in public, patrons would curse me and tell me I sounded “like hell”. I dismissed such insults at the time, but I’m now furious to think some of my critics may have been comparing me to Richard Hell.

  3. RDubbs says:

    Hate to agree with everyone but Gotta Go Gatemouth.

  4. Arnold Plotnick says:

    All three versions have their merits. I’m impressed enough that Richard Hell even covered it. Close call between Jennifer Westwood and Gatemouth, but I gave it to Gatemouth. I agree with Doug. I think it’s superior to the original, in fact.

  5. Pete Black says:

    Gatemouth handily. I was reading an Alex Chilton review which opened with “with the possible exception of Richard Hell, he may be the laziest great artist in rock and roll”. I couldn’t stop thinking of that listening to his cover. I thought I liked Jennifer Westwood in the beginning but by the end it sounded like Melissa Etheridge punching Florence right in the machine for doing such a shitty Bonnie Raitt imitation.

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