Re: Rock covers. When the cover was better.
Proud Mary? CCRs original version is just about as perfect a rock song as was ever made.
A matter of opinion and personal preference, I suppose. I like a few songs, but I've never been overly fond of CCR and I'm pretty certain that the Ike & Tina Turner Revue's cover of "Proud Mary" was my first exposure to the song (probably here
) and remains my favorite one.
That's just me, though.
As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.