Mar 212011

This March, we pit 64 Beatles covers against each other in what we call Moptop Madness.

Yesterday’s winners: Bob Dylan, “Something” and Spiers & Boden, “Run for Your Life”

Today’s matches take on a folk-v-rock tint. First, Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” battles Dirt Poor Robins’ guitars on “Eleanor Rigby.” Then, Mark Heard’s country “I’m Looking Through You” challenges Neil Young’s raucous “A Day in the Life.”

Listen to each pairing below, then vote for your favorite. For added sway, try to convince others to vote your way in the comments. Voting closes in 24 hours.

Jake Shimabukuro – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Dirt Poor Robins – Eleanor Rigby

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Mark Heard – I’m Looking Through You
Neil Young – A Day in the Life

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Click here for the current Moptop Madness bracket. Check back tomorrow morning for the next match-up. Follow @covermesongs on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss any.

  4 Responses to “Moptop Madness: Jake Shimabukuro vs. Dirt Poor Robins, Mark Heard vs. Neil Young”

Comments (4)
  1. Much prefer Jake’s live recording (the YouTube video from Central Park). I voted for him based on that version. Too bad he and the Dirt Poor Robins had to face off so early – big fan of both.

  2. I definitely prefer Jake Shimabukuro’s approach to that of Dirt Poor Robins. The dude has probably the greatest instrumental Beatles cover of all time!

    Also, Neil Young is one of my favorite artists, and “A Day in the Life” is the best Beatles song (by many people’s standards, including a special issue of Rolling Stone). They’re neck-and-neck right now with exactly 20 votes apiece, but Neil really deserves to win out in the end.

  3. Mark Heard,now there’ s a name I haven’t heard in a while and never expected to pop up here. Very cool.

  4. I’m glad Neil won. I saw him do A Day In The Life live at 2 of his U.K. gigs 3 years ago.

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