There are times late at night, especially when the first bottle of red has joined the other dead soldiers in the recycle bin, when I have no end of fun shuffling through the music videos on YouTube. Being something of an aficionado of cover songs, I am easily delighted to find rap on accordion, or brilliant acoustic versions of hard rock classics.
Take, for example, Nirvana's grunge anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit". For me, it is hard to choose among the Tori Amos, Patti Smith, and Weird Al Yankovich versions (though Weird Al gets major props for his parody of the original video).
So for my enjoyment, if not necessarily for yours, may I suggest the following examples - some good, some..other than that...of covers found on You Tube for Led Zeppelin's: Your Time is Gonna Come:
Acoustic, standard tuning, no lyrics, with (black) dog barking in the background.
By Dredd Zeppelin, 'cause I took my boss's sister to hear them play at the Livingroom in Providence back in 1990 and have never fully recovered.
Sandie Shaw kicks out the jams with a 12 string.
And then, apropos of nothing: a Japanese ska version of the funk standard "Pass the Peas (like-a we use-to-a say).
Brings back the good old days when I was fronting for the Hiram L. Weinstein All-Star Memorial Funk Project. Before YouTube - good God! - when I got soul (and I'm super Bad).