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By Pete Moore On February 8th, 2019

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. Another week of glorious February weather. I don’t suppose there are that many covers which are better than, or at least equal to, the original. (I can think of a couple of Bob Dylan numbers which were improved by others, but then that can’t be difficult.)  So a proper good one then. I like the Mamas and the Papas’ version of California Dreamin’ as much as anyone. That was a cover too, but close to the original. All they did was take off the drunk karaoke man who ruined it. Bobby Womack did it differently. And it’s brilliant. That first bass note at 0:06 is super sweet.

Have yourselves a great weekend, whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your fav sounds down below –


  1. Keeping up with the chilled theme:


  2. Good choice Pete.

    I don’t suppose there are that many covers which are better than, or at least equal to, the original.

    I think that this is the superlative cover of a bloody genius composition which absolutely overshadows the fantastic original:


  3. Bloody hell. I don’t think I’ve heard that one since I was a kid. Cheers Paul.

  4. damn good choices all around

  5. here sublime


  6. Great stuff all round lads.


  7. chairman of the board at his best…

  8. It’s a dark and stormy night in Belfast. Here is Chopin’s Deep is the Night:


  9. Here is a bit of peace and calm on a stormy night:


  10. More from Schostakovich. This was used in Stanley Kubrick’s last film Eyes Wide Shut which was notable for its lack of chemistry between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. They were married at the time, but divorced soon after.


  11. There are a number of great cover songs. I suppose one of my favorites is Jonny Cash singing Hurt, especially in conjunction with its melancholy video.

  12. Another example of a cover superior to the original:


  13. This is the only cover I know that’s much better than the original


  14. Noel, this is magnificent 😄


  15. a great cover song…..


  16. Funny Noel.

  17. Paul

    The so called ‘moderates’ (Pete Moore and co) will see that as another example of Commie BBC traitors in action 🙂

  18. Good catch Paul. I’m old enough to remember when God Save the Queen was played in cinemas after the film credits.

  19. I’m old enough to remember when God Save the Queen was played in cinemas after the film credits.

    What, they stopped doing that? So the Bolsheviks have taken the cinemas and the BBC “forgets” to mention it. And they think we’re the conspiracy theorists.

    But just think about this tiny change. Not so long ago the national anthem was played when a film ended and when the TV channels closed for the night. It seems so strange now, yes? That’s the cultural revolution.

  20. You mean TV channels used to close for the night ? Next you’ll be telling us the pubs used to shut for a couple of hours late afternoon !!

  21. They did close for a couple of hours in the afternoon, Colm. After a rendition of God Save the King of course.

    Now they close permanently, thanks to vast taxes driven by a hatred of working class culture by middle class, Marxist puritans.

  22. Where’s the real Pete Moore. This Parody Pete is too OTT to be taken seriously !

  23. Yes Pete, as a student I worked a summer job in a pub in Hemsby (near Great Yarmouth). As I recall, we closed from 3pm – 6pm. It originated during WW1 when Lloyd George was worried about munitions workers getting pissed at lunchtime and damaging the war effort, and it survived until the late 1980s.

    We never had this in Belfast, but I believe that in Dublin they had “the holy hour” between 3pm – 4pm. And the old joke was the barman asking the customer “Do you want one while you’re waiting?”