While thinking about the Whisky Rocks Covers competition I’m helping get the word out about, I was trying to list what were my Do’s and Don’ts of recording a great cover song. Here’s a couple notes, not definitive answers, but my humble opinion.
-Make your cover completely different that the original, something that people might even think is your own song
-Spend time and resources on producing a quality recording
-Pick a song that you’re capable of performing/singing
-Make it a carbon copy of the original
-Translate the lyrics incorrectly. We’ve all seen this before, youtube it.