Song #37 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Everybody Knows”, originally by Leonard Cohen and covered by Concrete Blonde. Here’s the original:
Is it just me, or does Cohen bear a striking resemblance to another famous Leonard, Leonard Nimoy? I’m now picturing Cohen as an alternate-universe version of Mr. Spock, which I think would make Captain Kirk that universe’s lead singer for Air Supply. I could be wrong about that. Anyway, here’s the cover:
Now that is a damn fine Leonard Cohen impression, until she cranks it up a notch or two and makes it even better. As with Dylan songs, it’s amazing what Cohen tunes can sound like in the hands of a really good vocalist. A non-acoustic version of the song is here, in case you’re interested. What do you think?