19 Best Cross-Genre Covers of All Time…

…at least according to Noah Berlatsky at Salon.com:


I’m intrigued by the notion of a “cross-genre” take on a song.  I suspect that its a harder concept to cull than initially proposed.  The genre of “rock” covers so many different styles that Mr. Berlatsky felt he couldn’t include any Led Zeppelin covers of blues artists…though I don’t see why.

If we were a little more forgiving in the genre ideal, I’d put these examples as really wild cover versions of songs.  First up, Jimi Hendrix doing a wild -after a bit almost heavy metal- version of The Beatles’ Day Tripper:

Also really liked this, Megadeth’s metallic version of the Sex Pistol’s Anarchy in the U.K.: