Category Archives: Progressive Rock

Don’t Dream It’s Over: Crowded House; Paul Young; Sixpence None the Richer.

Hello there! This week our blog features a big pop hit by an Australian band, Don’t Dream It’s Over. We will first discuss the original version by Crowded House. Next, we will review a cover by Paul Young and we … Continue reading

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I Will Survive: Gloria Gaynor; Gladys Knight; Cake.

Hello there! This week our blog features one of the biggest disco hits, I Will Survive. We will first discuss the original version by Gloria Gaynor. Next, we will review a cover by Gladys Knight and we will finish with … Continue reading

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Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys; The Cowsills; Kenny Rogers & the First Edition.

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic pop song, Good Vibrations. We will first discuss the original by The Beach Boys. Next, we will review a cover by The Cowsills, and we will finish with a cover by … Continue reading

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Born To Be Wild: Steppenwolf; appearance in Easy Rider; Blue Oyster Cult.

Hello there! This is another entry in our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week features one of the seminal ‘heavy metal’ tunes, Born To Be Wild. We will first review the original song by the Canadian-American … Continue reading

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Can’t Find My Way Home: Blind Faith; Joe Cocker; John Mayer.

Hello there! This week’s entry is Can’t Find My Way Home, a terrific British Invasion blues song from the late 60s. We will begin with the original by Blind Faith. We will then discuss covers by Joe Cocker and by … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen (clip from “Wayne’s World”); Elton John and Axl Rose

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog series Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies. In these posts, we review a rock and roll tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is Bohemian Rhapsody. This … Continue reading

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America: Simon and Garfunkel; David Bowie; Yes.

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is America. This is a beautiful and moving folk-rock song composed by Paul Simon. We will review the original song by Simon & Garfunkel. We will next discuss covers of the song by David … Continue reading

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