J.M.W. Turner, <em>Burning of the Houses of Parliament</em> (1834)

J.M.W. Turner, Burning of the Houses of Parliament (1834)

For next week’s edition of the multimedia incursion, I’m plundering the plethora of cover versions floating around here. In order to limit the selections to a manageable number, I employed the following proscriptions: the originals are all familiar rock-and-roll songs (not standards or classical pieces) and the cover versions are all markedly divergent (in style, instrumentation, and/or language, et al.) from those originals.

There will be two winners, so please choose one from Column A and one from Column B. The original artists are listed in the polls, but the artists and nature of the cover versions are going to be a surprise. Polls close at 10AM EST (GMT -5) on Monday, 10 November.

Vote Early, Vote Often!
Vote On Time, Vote Once!!

Bonus Factoid: Celine Dion is responsible for the world’s worst cover version, a poll of music experts has decided. See the article at BBC News.