Mar 222011

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

Yesterday’s winners: Jake Shimabukuro, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Neil Young, “A Day in the Life”

Two genre battles today. First, it’s a country face-off as Alison Krauss’ “I Will” takes on Johnny Cash’s “It’s My Life.” Then, alternative rules when Nick Cave’s “Let It Be” challenges the Breeders’ “Happiness Is a Warm Gun.”

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.

Alison Krauss – I Will
Johnny Cash – In My Life

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Nick Cave – Let It Be
The Breeders – Happiness Is a Warm Gun

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  7 Responses to “Moptop Madness: Alison Krauss vs. Johnny Cash, Nick Cave vs. The Breeders”

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  1. Johnny Cash EASILY beats Alison Krauss (who shouldn’t have won the first round in my mind anyway).

    As for the other pairing, both are among my favorite Beatles covers, so much like Round 1, I chose the Breeders simply for the fact that “Happiness is a Warm Gun” is a more complex song structurally and the fact that they did it is therefore a bit more impressive than Nick Cave’s equally masterful “Let It Be”.

  2. Johnny Cash (duh)

    I went for The Breeders; both covers are good, but ultimately a cover of “Happiness is a Warm Gun” is just a lot more interesting than a cover of “Let it Be”… the latter just feels so pedestrian. Maybe it’s just me.

  3. What Totz said (again!). Absolutely spot on reasoning. I should just let Totz do my voting, really!

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