Tune du Jour: “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Barnyard Fury vs. Death Cab for Cutie with Sean Nelson vs. Pearl Jam
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Creedence Clearwater Revival:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Barnyard Fury vs. Death Cab for Cutie with Sean Nelson vs. Pearl Jam
Barnyard Fury:

Death Cab for Cutie with Sean Nelson:

Pearl Jam:


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.

  1. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Oh jeez. Another agonizingly difficult one here. Barnyard Fury, competent musicians that they are, always give a good performance, and they do so again here, with the twangy vocals sounding perfect, given Fogerty’s original performance. Pearl Jam are probably the best live band out there, and they’ve done some amazing covers over the years. As expected, they do a bang-up job here as well. Surprisingly, I give this one to Death Cab for Cutie, though, because this is an angry song, and Death Cab’s version’s vocalist sounds like he’s at the end of his rope, which is the proper way to feel when singing this song.

  2. bornunderabadsign says:

    Had to give this one to Death Cab and yeah it was rawness of the vocals that got me too!

  3. Kerry Black says:

    When I read the list of artists competing for today’s prize, I expected to vote for Death Cab For Cutie, because I’m a fan of Ben Gibbard and his vocal talents. Alas, it appears they used a guest vocalist on this one, which leads me to vote for the barnyard boys.

  4. RDubbs says:

    I typically really like Barnyard Fury’s work but this cover just did not work for me. I needed multiple listenings before giving Death Cab for Cutie a slight edge over Pearl Jam.

  5. Pete Black says:

    I am surprised to read these results. I thought Barnyard Fury sounded one dimensional and novelty here, stripping the song of its vital plea. The weird production on Death Cab’s version bothered me. I would never recognize this as Death Cab. I thought Pearl Jam destroyed the completion and I am not a big fan of theirs in general. I also didn’t know they had 22 members including Steve Earle. I ought to keep up.

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