I thought you’d like this. I was surfing Amazon, looking for Val Doonican CDs for a relative. Well, OK, it was for Debbie. Her taste and mine, well … although she says she wants this in order to introduce such gems as ‘Paddy McGinty’s Goat’
to the children. That’s her line, anyway.
Now I don’t worry too much about the relevance of what Amazon suggests you might be interested in as a result of your searches and purchases, but I thought this was good: one of the suggestions for those looking at Val Doonican was …
Human Conditions by Richard Ashcroft, former lead vocalist with The Verve.
So given that Val has in the past covered Simon and Garfunkel (59th Street Bridge Song – Feelin’ Groovy), The Commodores (Three Times A Lady), Tim Hardin (If I Were A Carpenter), Bette Midler (Wind Beneath My Wings) and so on, perhaps we can now await his versions of The Drugs Don’t Work or Bittersweet Symphony.
Which made me think: can you suggest any other unlikely cover versions you’d like to hear? After all, if Rolf Harris can do Stairway To Heaven …
Well, maybe this isn’t quite what you meant, but we have a hilarious version of the Pointer Sisters’ “Fire”, as sung by Elmer Fudd…….
Oh no, that sounds like fun to me …
You might enjoy the Puppini Sisters’ fine rendition of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,”
or k. d. lang’s cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” Both will expand your musical