Apr 232014

Welcome to Cover Me Q&A, where we take your questions about cover songs and answer them to the best of our ability.

Here at Cover Me Q&A, we’ll be taking questions about cover songs and giving as many different answers as we can. This will give us a chance to hold forth on covers we might not otherwise get to talk about, to give Cover Me readers a chance to learn more about individual staffers’ tastes and writing styles, and to provide an opportunity for some back-and-forth, as we’ll be taking requests (learn how to do so at feature’s end).

Today’s question: What’s your favorite cover of your favorite Beatles song?
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Dec 052011

Abbey Road by the Beatles is an album full of hits, all worthy of covers, but each equally difficult to do justice to. The heaviest track on the album, the appropriately named “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” breaks all the rules, as it’s the only song over four-and-a-half minutes (pushing eight) and by far the darkest track. If you are unfamiliar with the Beatles’ catalog outside of the inescapable classics, the song is really shocking for its “metal-ness.” Continue reading »