Last week, I wrote a blog post about the need for originality in art, and illustrated my point by judging cover bands. They were judged a bit harshly, and Doug caught me. I found out by reading his blog this morning, and I have to admit that he made a good point. Many good points, actually… you really need to read what he had to say.
Doug made me do my homework too. After hearing Bruce Springsteen’s cover of John Fogarty’s Rockin’ All Over the World, I ended up doing some research on YouTube and found the original performance by Fogarty (I hadn’t been familiar with the song at all before this point). It’s hard to say which artist has done a better job, but maybe that’s because I’m a bit stubborn and might not want to admit defeat quite so easily.
The thing is, after thinking about it, I realized that I do enjoy some cover bands (a green eggs & ham moment, maybe?). This one is dedicated to Doug.