R.E.M.: “Losing My Religion”

Posted: April 5, 2016 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Losing My Religion” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Anouk vs. The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica vs. Dolapdere Big Gang
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The Original

 

 

R.E.M.:

Favorite R.E.M. version of the song (April 28, 1991, Mountain Stage):

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Anouk vs. The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica vs. Dolapdere Big Gang
Anouk:

The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica:

Dolapdere Big Gang:

SPACE

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. Cuspid says:

    Although I love the idea of Benzedrine Monks singing a song called Losing My Religion, what they ultimately did was lose my interest along the way. I also found Dolapdere Big Gang’s version to be a bit boring. So Anouk, with her nice voice, wins by default. But what really amazes me is that she’s got over 1.6 million views on YouTube for this cover. I know she’s huge in Europe. They obviously hear something that I don’t.

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I really didn’t like any of the covers. In a rare instance of total disagreement with Cuspid, I really disliked Anouk’s version. The Benzedrine Monks version is really just a novelty. I picked Dolapdere Big Gang for this one, but really, it was meh. I didn’t like REM’s live version on here, either. Maybe I’m just cranky.

  3. RDubbs says:

    I voted for Anouk. I did not care for her opening vocals but her voice seemed to come more alive as the song went along.

  4. bornunderabadsign says:

    Anouk…

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