Tune du Jour: “Temptation” – Tom Waits
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Bobs vs. Martynas vs. Southside Johnny & The La Bamba Big Band
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I’ve Been Made Blue, I’ve Been Lied To, When Will I Be Loved?

 

 

The Original

 

 

Tom Waits:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Bobs vs. Martynas vs. Southside Johnny & The La Bamba Big Band
The Bobs:

Martynas:

Southside Johnny & The La Bamba Big Band:

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. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I don’t like Tom Waits. Many friends who I respect and admire like him, and I’ve really tried to like him, but it just ain’t happenin’. I hadn’t heard the original, so I listened here and frankly, it was sheer torture. As were all three cover versions. I could stomach the Martynas for nearly the entire length of the video, so I guess they win. I feel like Lindsay Graham trying to choose between Trump and Hillary.

  2. Kerry Black says:

    I don’t like Tom Waits. Many friends who I respect and admire like him, and I’ve really tried to like him, but it just ain’t happenin’. I hadn’t heard the original, so I listened here and frankly, it was sheer torture. As were all three cover versions.

  3. RDubbs says:

    The Bobs knocked out a great cover. They’ve got such range and diversity even their average efforts are very good. Not that this is an average effort. Very well done. Another great acapella effort on a song that is inherently difficult to perform acapella. I like Southside Johnny’s take but it a bit overdone and too long. Would be quite nice if I were dancing cheek-to-cheek with Lizzy Caplan, dreading the inevitable end of the song (or waking up, whichever came first) but for the present listening environment too drawn out. Martynas hit a nice balance of instrumentation, spirited vocals and length. They got my vote.

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