Saturday, March 08, 2008

March Matchups: "The Battle of Everlong"

We rumble on folks with the "Battle of Everlong" here at March Matchups. The above video is an acoustic version of the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performing one of the band's hits, "Everlong," which was on the their second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997).

Rachel Fuller covers the song, but you will have to click here and then scroll through a song or two to get to it.

I like the Foo Fighters' version of it, but love Rachel Fuller's cover, which is rare because generally I only prefer the original version of a song.

Incredibly, I have never really heard the Foo Fighters' studio version of the song on the radio very much. Supposedly, "Everlong" is about the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Grohl, was the former drummer of Nirvana and allegedly wrote this song along with many others while he was in the band, but held them back so as to not disturb the group's chemistry.

Meanwhile, I read that Rachel Fuller may put this song on an album of demos on her MySpace page that will be available to download.

Nonetheless, in a very close bout and I'm sure not surprisingly to many of you, Rachel Fuller's version wins out.

I've been listening to her stuff for a little over three years and have never grown tired of her hauntingly beautiful voice.

By the way there are a couple of "plays" on some Led Zeppelin references in this post.

Discuss amongst yourselves...

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