Cover v. Original: Goodbye Girl
It’s been way too long since we’ve had a runoff between an original song and its cover version.
As a reminder, Cover v. Original works like this: A contributor presents covers and originals in a post. Readers debate over which is better in the comments. Final verdict is given about one week later.
This week’s song choice comes to you from Levi’s Pioneer Sessions, a project in which current, pioneering artists cover a song that inspires them. I first heard about the project at one of my favorite blogs, Pulp and Circumstance. Once I perused the archives, I was super intrigued by The Shins cover of “Goodbye Girl” by Squeeze. The Shins? Haven’t heard anything from them in awhile. And someone once told me that “Goodbye Girl” is the only good song by Squeeze. Fuck the Reality Bites soundtrack.
Leave your comments on our Facebook wall or on this post. I’ll let you know my opinion next week.