DazzaBurns22 Posted February 19, 2011 Share Posted February 19, 2011 Hi all. I have often thought that if any band tried to do acover of Stairway to Heaven, no matter how good that band is, or no matter how exacltly like the original their version was, they could never, ever beat the original track, in terms of the number of people that like the song. I mean, a cover could never do as good as the original or become as legendary as the original. That's my opinion anyway. I wonder what other people think about covers of this song. I believe that the only time any band can do a cover of this song is if they are playing live, and the audience wants to hear it, or even requests it. Then and only then would the listeners know that the band are playing the song, in the true spirit of the original, without trying to better it. They are just attempting to emulate the tune, and the audience would appreciate that. However, what about a tune, or song that is based on the original, but different. It depends how different. A punk rock version maybe, or a deathmetal version possibly. More likely a contemporary piece. As a guitarist I have spent hours and hours trying to learn the acoustic bits of this tune. Some bits harder than others obviously. Some tiny parts of the song stick in ones mind for extended periods of time until eventually your mind starts to warp them into slightly different bits. I eventually came up with a piece of music that I feel is a tribute to the original song. Its nothing like the original, a completely diferent genre, but at the same time it is so obviously Stairway to Heaven. I feel that nothing is ruined or copied, just used for something different. I would be extremely grateful if the greates fans in the world, of the worlds greatest ever band, would check out my piece of music at - I would be grateful for any comments but most importantly, I would like your views on the above, i.e. can the original ever be covered and if so, how would it go down? Thanks very much DazzaBurns Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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