Hi-Fi Friday: October 9, 2015

Blobby threw a few ideas at me for October. Of them, I was intrigued by this one: “original versions of songs that were taken and made famous by other people.” But I needed a little more definition, as it’s a fine line in my brain between “covers” and “songs made famous by others”. (I’m easily confused like that!) So Blobby clarified it as “songs that were originals that weren’t well known (or known at all). It’s almost like covers Opposite Day.” And our theme was born: ‘covers Opposite Day’!

That could be a wee bit challenging. Or will it? That means I’ll need to flex my music history muscle. Which is smaller than most of my other muscles.

Most people have heard or know of R.E.M.’s “Superman” from 1986. It’s not horrible, but definitely not their best work either, in my opinion.

The song was originally written and performed in 1969 by The Clique.

There really isn’t much difference between the two, as you can tell. But it was R.E.M. who made it popular. Although I do suppose “popular” is subjective.

Until next time...
Erik

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