The Beatles: “And I Love Her”

Posted: May 23, 2016 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “And I Love Her” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Kurt Cobain vs. Alton Ellis vs. Santo & Johnny
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The Beatles:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Kurt Cobain vs. Alton Ellis vs. Santo & Johnny
Kurt Cobain:

Alton Ellis:

Santo & Johnny:


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:

    Well, Kurt Cobain’s version was truly bad. Could have been any high school kid on an acoustic guitar singing off key. Alton Ellis’s version had a great backing track, but I didn’t like those high soprano reggae male vocals in general (except for Junior Murvin). Santo & Johnny get that slow bossa nova feel just right, letting the guitar take over the melody, and spare us poor voters to have to deal with vocals at all. So I give it to S&J. Plus, doze two guys are from fuckin’ Brooklyn, which means a fuckin’ lot to me.

  2. Kerry Black says:

    Interesting and varied array of covers of an old classic.

    I voted Alton Ellis.

    But what really has me wonderin’ is the emblem that accompanies the video. We see a black fist, representing perhaps solidarity, unity, defiance, resistance. We see the three stripes of red, yellow, and green that appear on numerous African flags, including Ethiopia (although not in that order).

    Then we see a map of a place….any guesses, guys? Give yourself points if you answered…Wisconsin!

  3. RDubbs says:

    I voted for Santo & Johnny because it reminded me of back when America Was Great.

  4. Pete Black says:

    A bit hard to vote for any. Cobain’s doesn’t sound like this was ever meant to be heard. Santo and Johnny started with promise but ultimately sounds like a cheesy lounge act. The reggae version was the most listenable but also cheesy. One half thumb semi-upright.

  5. bornunderabadsign says:

    Sometimes I like a cheesey lounge act! Santo and Johnny bravo!

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