Elvis Presley: “In the Ghetto”

Posted: April 6, 2018 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “In the Ghetto” – Elvis Presley
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: C.I.A. vs. Susan Cadogan vs. Nick Cave
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!


Read it in the Sunday Papers …

A Spanish civil servant didn’t show up at work for six years, and his absence was only noticed when he was nominated for a dedicated service award. Joaquin Garcia, 69, was tasked with overseeing the construction of a water plant in Cadiz in 2004, but decided the job was beneath him and stayed home to read philosophy. He kept collecting his $41,500 salary until city officials tried to give him an award for 20 years of loyal service – prompting co-workers to say they hadn’t seen him in years. Garcia was fined $30,300 last week for his six-year absence, but he’s appealing, saying he’s the victim of a media “lynching.”


The Original

Elvis Presley:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


C.I.A. vs. Susan Cadogan vs. Nick Cave

Susan Cadogan:

Nick Cave:


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. bornunderabadsign says:

    I could pogo to the CIA version till I dropped dead…

  2. Kerry Black says:

    Love that island sound, mon! Susan Cadogan for the win.

  3. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Wow, three radically different versions. Yes, I liked the punk version quite a bit, and yes, I liked the reggae-fied version a lot, too. But this one goes to the Caveman.

  4. Pete Black says:

    Went with The Cave although I think he can do this much better now than the very young Caveman heard here. Susan Cadogan was also very enjoyable. I have some songs of hers on reggae compilations. But when you want to get down with some Mac Davis, nothing brings out his brilliance like German metal bands. Who could forget Savage Circus’ tender take on Watching Scotty Grow? Or Fleshcrawl’s sexy take on Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me? How about The Raging Nihilists and their confoundingly inspirational I Believe In Music? However, Powerwolf’s It’s Hard To Be Humble felt somehow lacking.

  5. Pete Black says:

    I only made up one of those band names. The rest are real German metal bands.

  6. RDubbs says:

    It’s truly difficult to follow one of Pete’s posts …

    C.I.A. came so close. I love their sped up rambunctious take. But, and I have to disagree with Pete, I love Nick Cave’s ethereal, haunting rendition … perfection. Poor Susan Cadogan got her nose kicked in on this competition.

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