@kostia No, you don’t. I have hardwood all through my house, except in the kitchen and bath, and it is a lot of work to keep up!
I had a plumbing problem in my kitchen, it soaked the floor joist and now the hardwood floor in my living room is buckled and I’m going to have to have it all replaced! What a pain!
@phendrick I always get nervous going into a cover of a song I like, but that was quite good! It won’t completely replace the original for me, but I could throw it into the rotation and enjoy it.
(pretending that I actually have a “rotation” to throw it into, as if I listen to music these days)
@xobzoo I too generally vastly stick with the original of anything, but occasionally I find a cover or remake that I find exceptional, and (as you say) “throw it into the rotation”.
If you like the above cover, I recommend also listening to this cover of Harrison’s Within You Without You:
It’s nice to see the actual instruments responsible for the various sounds.
(I’m still trying to decide if the vocalist looks a little out of place or not, though he arguably does do a good job.)
I’m a big George Harrison fan, and though all of the Fab Four were quite renowned, I still think he was underappreciated.
@xobzoo Speaking of covers, most tend to follow the flavor of the original, but sometimes vocal interpretations can really color the mood of a composition.
I’m fascinated by the progression of these 3, for instance. (Hope you like blues.)
There are other notable covers of this work, especially the ones by Nina Simone and Santa Esmeralda, for instance (if you haven’t already gotten your fill). Or check out the instrumental version on flamenco guitar by Roberto Fabbri.
I think the number of diverse covers of this song attest to how great it actually is.
@xobzoo Technical correction on the above. Nina Simone’s recording was not a “cover”, as the song was written for her. The Animals “covered” her version. I meant “cover” above to simply mean “version”.
Both artists did do a cover of the song “House of the Rising Sun”, as that was a much older song.
@xobzoo Whoa! Stop the presses!
I had only listened to Nina Simone’s version on YouTube as she rendered it in later concerts and thought it OK, but maybe a little flat. But then I decided to see if there were an earlier one available, since she had gotten a lot of acclaim for it on her debut album…
This one was posted by someone who took her original release and cleaned it up and made a FLAC recording. It’s great IMHO-- very heartfelt. I think I’m moving it to the top of my playlist for the song!
The type that stays under your feet, where it belongs.
We have a mixture in our house: carpet in the upstairs bedrooms, hardwood on the main floor and tile in the basement. Each has its pluses and minuses. The tile is definitely the most durable and the easiest to care for, especially with a house full of kids and pets.