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As it says in the Bible, “there is no new thing under the sun.” The statement seems silly at first, right? How can there be no new thing? Well, I suppose it’s meant to mean that history repeats itself…and those who heed not the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. Maybe?
Not all history is “doomed,” though. Great art can be built on the shoulders of artists past. Pablo Picasso is credited as saying “good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Certainly, all art is influenced by the past.
In the middle of borrowing and stealing is the shameless rehashing of another artist’s complete and credited work. Some call it homage. In film, it’s a re-make. In music, it’s a cover.
Some are good. Some are great. Some are shit.
Here’s the Musings Playlist of Really Good Covers of Really Good Songs Because There’s No Time for Shitty Covers.
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