Song #3 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?”, originally by Brinsley Schwarz and covered by Elvis Costello. Here’s the original:
Nick Lowe, whom I can’t say I’d ever heard of a few years ago, is one of those artists that I wish I’d known more about in my early music-buying days. Everything he’s been involved with that I’ve heard – and I largely have Coverville to thank for turning me on to him – has been worth listening to. Along the way I’ve discovered that he’s influenced more music, and more musicians, than I’d realized. Check him out if you’re not familiar with him and his output. Now here’s Elvis Costello:
As they said at Popdose, what exactly is so funny about peace, love, and understanding? The older I get, the bigger a sap I am. I’m okay with that.