I'm taking the day off for my birthday, so before ensconcing myself to binge S8 of Voltron, I found myself surfing YouTube and coming across some cover song videos that bore comment. Apologies to those who saw them there too.
First: DL has always been one of my favorite bands, and they did a good job on this, though it's a pretty straight replay. A little stylistic imprint, and they do a good job. And I understand they just don't have the energy they had 30 years ago.
Next: an even more straight replay - almost no changes at all
that I could hear. But the wackiness of the video and its guest star, make it of note.
And this reply, courtesy of @Syreene
who, I gotta say, I'm crushing on her a bit for pointing me at this:
And to finish it up, two of my canonical favorite covers. Both of which do what I think a good cover should, and do it very well: far the original with respect, but make it your own, and most importantly being something out of the song that the original didn't. If you haven't listened to these, you owe it to yourself; if you haven't heard the second, do so now.