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Monday, June 11, 2007

Soul Attack

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Stevie Wonder "We Can Work It Out"

Aretha Franklin "Eleanor Rigby"

Here are two fantastic Beatles covers by Stevie and Aretha. Back in the sixties artists would cover each others songs all the time, even when said songs were relatively brand new. It was like a community where all the songs belonged to each other and anyone's interpretation of it was fair game. Nowadays the same thing happens in the pop world, except they use samples, and most of the time quite uncreatively. This is why I'm moving to France, where the only music is played by accordian grinders wearing striped shirts and berets with tiny monkeys on their shoulders that dance. Oh how I long to be free.

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