1 November 2012
Here are some of mine (for this game, the musician or band you pick doesn’t have to be still around or alive necessarily):
Drive My Car — Earth, Wind & Fire (with a funkier soul edge plus brass)
Norwegian Wood — Bob Dylan (also have Dylan replace the flute at the end with his signature harmonica)
I Saw Her Standing There — Tom Jones
Things We Said Today — a Latin pop version, with Gloria Estefan and Linda Ronstadt doing the vocals in Spanish (“Te dices que me almas/Si yo tendria a ir…”), with Carlos Santana on guitar, and Latin percussion (congas, timbales, etc.)
I Will — duet with Phoebe Snow and Stephen Bishop
I’m So Tired — duet with David Bowie and David Byrne
Julia — Emmylou Harris, with mandolin, fiddle, accordion
Penny Lane — James Taylor
Here Comes The Sun — Neil Diamond
Man We Was Lonely — Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young — with Neil Young doing the main single-part vocals
My Love — Barry Manilow
Power Cut — the Roche Sisters
You Are Here — okay work with me on this and step out of the box, maybe take a hit of acid first: Frank Sinatra
Mother — This is the strangest cover idea yet I think — imagine this: Emmylou Harris doing a kind of slow and stately country version (with guitar strum, mandolin, sad fiddle sound etc.)
“Mama don’t go….. Daddy come home” — which Emmylou could do backed up by a few other singers all together, and throw in a couple of “rough” male voices to give it punch.
A Day In The Life — Leonard Nimoy doing John’s part, and William Shatner doing Paul’s part, with John Tesh arranging and conducting the orchestra.
Okay, I think I’ve done enough damage for now…
Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...