Cover songs are always a bit risky. While they are great when they work, they can be disasterous if they don’t, especially when it comes to covers of particualy well known and well loved songs.
So god knows why a bunch of Aussie artists have decided to cover The Beatle’s White Album in it’s enterity at one gig. Chris Cheny(The Living End), Tim Rogers(You Am I), Josh Pyke and Phil Jamieson(Grinspoon) will be backed by a 17 peice band and perfom at Hamer Hall on August 4, QPAC on August 6 and at the Sydney Opera House on the 7th and 8th of August.
I have a sneaking suspision that this will all come off sounding like bad karaoke however I hope that I’m wrong. Especially since tickets are selling for $129 each.
What do you reckon? Is it a good idea or an expensive excuse for karoke?