3 x Famous Blue Raincoat

Originally, I was going to go with Lana del Rey’s Born to Die, because I have listened to Amity Affliction’s cover to such an extent that the original just sounds wrong to me now. This one:

I thought I knew of another two covers of this song.

It appears I don’t. One of them was a cover of Video Games (Roddy Hart). Or actually. When I realized it was the wrong song, I vaguely recalled David Bonk (guy from the band Panik, which no longer exists) covering a Lana del Rey song. Turns out, it was also Video Games.

Apparently I can’t tell these two songs apart.

So we’re going with an old favorite instead, Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Raincoat. I rarely listen to the original, but quite frequently to these versions:

Tori Amos:

(Tori Amos, by the way, is an absolute goldmine when it comes to covers. Maybe it’s just because she has pretty much the best taste in music. I fully expect her to start covering all my metalcore favorites aaany day now.)

Joan Baez:

Lucky Jim:

And I need to also mention The Handsome Family’s version:

See? I had to mention it, right?

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post. Past topics for this challenge can be found here.


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