Cover vs. Original

Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

Kristin Hersh covers "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey" as B-sides to her 1999 single "Echo". They're wonderful recordings, both with a different feel and edge. They're closer to sounding more like her former band, Throwing Muses, and a brief foreshadowing to her new band, "50 Foot Wave".

- sukanku, Oakland, CA, United States, 06.11.2005

Kristin Hersh


The Beatles

CD-Cover: Kristin Hersh - Echo 39.8 % 60.2 % CD-Cover: The Beatles - The White Album
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Kristin Hersh 512 Votes The Beatles

Further information about song and bands:

Song facts A musical interpretation of this song. Harmonies, styles and arrangement of the Beatles' original version are discussed
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Comments about Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey:

Kristin Hersh sounds too "Pokemon the movie" So The Beatles wins
- Katherine, Fort Worth, United States, 04.09.2010
What next? A cover of Dig a Pony? Don't tell me...
- Rob L., Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
the feelies did it better.
- Tara, Bloomfield, nj, United States, 15.04.2010
I love Kristin, but sorry, this goes to The Beatles. The only band that does a great cover of this song is THE FEELIES. now that is a cover
- Shrinertim, Omaha, United States, 09.03.2008
I think you get more of a feel for Kristin's talent as a singer and musician when you hear her away from her own songs - this cover gives her a reference point and she blows it away.
- Michael, Cambridge, England, 16.01.2007
Although Kristin's versions can't be called improvements on the originals (the originals are, after all, the creations that make the comparison possible) they *are* wonderful. Using Throwing Muses' rythm section (this is essentially Throwing Muses performing these songs) gives the versions a distinctly "Muses" feel. But Kristin's vocals R-O-C-K and make the covers special.
- Tommy, Hoboken, NJ, United States, 10.11.2005
Kristin's version sounds wonderful. I love her voice. I hope I can see her live in concert sometimes.
- Nadine, Tours, France, 09.11.2005
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