A New 30 Day Facebook Song Challenge :: Day 2 :: Favourite Cover Song

If you’ve been following along with @HAFILAXtweets you already know that we’re fans of a good cover song, Gaslight Anthem has been releasing some great covers, Ben Harper has some great covers and Me First and the Gimmee Gimmees are a punk band who play nothing but covers, however when I really sat down and thought about it, one song in particular jumped out at me, and it ‘s a cover I’ve loved for well over a decade. The original song “Crazy Mary” was recorded by singer-songwriter Victoria Williams, and has a different vibe than Pearl Jam’s cover, but the weight Eddie brings to the tune adds a unique quality that makes this both a cover that may in fact exceed the original, and a cover that is my favourite.

Check out the link, as it’s Pearl Jam performing “Crazy Mary” in NYC back in 2010.

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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.