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RUN FOR COVER: BOB DYLAN VS. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH: “I WANT YOU”

Bob Dylan Tallest Man on Earth

Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth turns Dylan’s rich love song into a speedy banjo howl.

RUN FOR COVER: INNOCENCE MISSION VS. SUFJAN STEVENS: “THE LAKES OF CANADA”

The Innocence Mission Sufjan Stevens

  Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.   I always wish I […]

RUN FOR COVER: THE ZOMBIES VS. DINOSAUR JR.: “WHENEVER YOU’RE READY”

Zombies Dinosaur JR

This is what the ’60s could have sounded like if The Zombies tripled up on the guitar amps.

RUN FOR COVER: SLAYER VS. SEAN BONNETTE OF ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD: “SOUTH OF HEAVEN”

Slayer Sean Bennette

Let’s get one thing straight about Slayer: as easy as they are to make fun of, they’re an important band.

RUN FOR COVER: JIMI HENDRIX VS. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG: “HEY JOE”

Jimmi Hendrix Charlotte Gainsbourg

Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. In this case, Charlotte Gainsbourg makes magic out of Jimi Hendrix’s classic rock staple.

RUN FOR COVER: DIANE CLUCK VS. DM STITH: “EASY TO BE AROUND”

Diane Cluck DM Stith

The most casual, out-of-touch listener can find comfort in the soft tones and easy strumming that make folk the most accessible backdrop music.

RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”

Vampire Weekend Mumford and Sons

Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.