Maybe history has taught us that just when the cultural landscape is getting too flat and boring, we’re in for something exciting very soon.
What do a Polish tenor, a Pope assassination attempt and the Ronettes all have in common? The answer, as it turns out, is an Elizabeth album.
A kind of musical reimagining.
There are many largely undetermined reasons why someone might do a cover song. The most obvious is to show admiration or respect, but there is usually at least a hint thrown in about how important the original version was in the musical history of the covering artist.
A selection of literature.
Could it be that each genre of music gets the chronicler it deserves? If so, bluegrass, hip hop and heavy metal have certainly been doing something right.
In this era of a wide and deep range of popular music to listen to, it is good to know, as you hear elements of past times, past sounds, that pop music has always sprung from sources, some more identifiable than others.
There probably has never been a more exciting, energizing time to be a consumer, aficionado or fan of popular music.