May 13th, 2007

Cool

Song Of The Day

When U2 released All I Want Is You with a pair of classic pop covers as B-sides, it was glorious. I don't think it worked quite as well when they tried a similar approach with the Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses single. For once I agree with Niall Stokes when he describes their version of Paint It Black as "unremarkable", and the other track was even less memorable:

Fortunate Son

This song was a 1969 hit for Creedence Clearwater Revival. I don't think I'm familiar with the original (even though it was apparently used in Forrest Gump, which I've seen at least a couple of times)... so I guess I either wasn't a U2 fan last time I saw that film, or I've had so little interest in their cover that I didn't even recognise the song when I heard it. I very rarely play it, and whenever I do, it doesn't seem to hold my attention and I forget it as soon as it's over. But since I'm SOTDing it, I'll have to give it a proper listen now and see if there's anything I've missed!

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