All posts tagged: The Wallflowers

Throwback Thursdays! David Bowie….kind of

For the second time in a month were are sadly doing a Throwback Thursday dedicated to someone we have lost. This time it is the LEGEND David Bowie. I know your page feeds, streaming services and social media has been bombarded with tons of Bowie originals, so instead of that I thought I would do something a little different. With that, I give you some of the better David Bowie covers. I usually feature this in our ongoing piece Covers vs Originals (in fact one of these has already been in one such post) but for now let’s put all that aside and remember what a great influence David Bowie had on the music community and enjoy some of that community honoring his work in their own way. Enjoy.   “The Man Who Sold World” Nirvana   “Heroes” The Wallflowers   “Sound and Vision” Beck   “Golden Years” James Murphy   “Let’s Dance” EL VY   “Space Oddity” Chris Hadfield (FROM SPACE! It’s come full circle people!) Advertisements

Covers vs Originals (pt. 4): ‘Heroes’

“Heroes” It’s been a few months but it’s back! Covers vs Originals! For this installment we have the 1977 hit song by David Bowie ‘Heroes’. The song wasn’t a huge hit for Bowie during it’s original release but has since become one of his all time monster hits. Speaking of monsters, a cover of this song by The Wallflowers was featured on the 1998 Godzilla soundtrack. I caught a lot of flack back in 1998 for not knowing that this song was a Bowie cover but in my defense, back then David Bowie was just “that guy from the movie Labyrinth”. My lack of music knowledge at the time aside, the question remains… Whose version is better? Original: David Bowie, released in 1977 on the album Heroes Cover: The Wallflowers, released in 1998 on the Godzilla Soundtrack