Two of our favorite Indie cover musicians, Mike Masse and Jenny Oaks Baker team up on a kickin' version of Boston's More Than a Feeling -- acoustic guitar and violin... rocks!
And, hey, you could download it from iTunes if you want... Just sayin'...
One of the great things about the internet is that it lets people show off their talent to the world. And one of the ways in which that has really worked for musicians is in the world of cover songs. The audience for cover songs has simply exploded with the advent of Youtube and other internet outlets. So much so that a talented person can make a simple video in their bedroom and end up as an international star.
At nonhollywood, we've kind of developed an obsession for all of this. It can be fun to seek out independent musicians and see what their takes are on some of the most famous songs in the world. For us, the most interesting covers are those done by folks who are singer/songwriters themselves, who take a well-known tune and adapt it and arrange it as if it had been one of their own tunes. We have several pages (and many more in the works) of reviews of covers sorted by the original artist. Enjoy!
The Best Covers of. . .
One of the first to tread the road of the indie rock life was REM. Check out what we feel are the best REM covers >>HERE<
The inspiration for a generation of displaced kids to start dressing in black and wearing heavy eyeliner. Check out what we feel are the best The Cure covers >>HERE<
In the 80s especially, U2 provided the blueprint for passionate and political songwriting. Check out what we feel are the best U2 covers >>HERE<