The Doors: “Light My Fire”

Posted: April 2, 2018 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Light My Fire” – The Doors
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Beastie Boys & Cibo Matto vs. Dread Zeppelin vs. Al Green
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!



“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”

  Bob Dylan



The Original

The Doors:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Beastie Boys & Cibo Matto vs. Dread Zeppelin vs. Al Green
Beastie Boys & Cibo Matto:

Dread Zeppelin:

Al Green:

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?!!? 


  1. Cuspid says:

    Shoot, I’m not that crazy about any of these versions, even though I generally do like the artists here. So in a battle of underwhelming performances I’m going with Al Green because of the trumpets, which I do like.

  2. Pete Black says:

    I loved the backing track by Dread Zeppelin, especially the bass but the awful vocal killed it for me. Al Green is always respectable but this was not one of this better moments. I voted for Cibo Matto. I like the modern lounge atmosphere they evoke. And it was over in 1:59.

  3. Kerry Black says:

    I’ve never been an Al Green fan. When his songs came on radio, I wouldn’t change the station, but I never bought his stuff. He does his usual bit here.

    I liked the Dread Zeppelin version, especially the bass.

    Vote goes to Cibo Matto, I wouldn’t have known The Beastie Boys were involved if they hadn’t been credited.

  4. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I really liked Cibo Matto’s version. As y’all know, I’m sort of a sucker for sultry, whispery female vocals. Didn’t like Dread Zeppelin’s version, but I agree with Kerry, the bass lines are killer. I didn’t really like the AlGreenification of the song, but if anyone can AlGreenify a song, it’s, um, Al Green. But Cibo Matto gets this one for me.

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