No big surprise, after we looked at six covers of And It Stoned Me last week – the Jerry Garcia band version was the clear winner. Jerry’s soulful late-JGB style vocals are pretty damn hard to compete with.
For Election Day, I figured we’d throw together some covers of Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World. Much like Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA, the song’s seemingly patriotic chorus is contrasted with negative imagery and politically themed verses.
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READ ON after the jump for a collection of contestants that are included via YouTube videos and not on the IMEEM playlist…
G3: From the Live Colorado DVD. This lineup of G3 features Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen.
Maroon 5: The guys in Maroon 5 reference the Pearl Jam cover below when introducing their own performance at “Live 2005″
Pearl Jam: A 28 year-old Eddie Vedder delivers this high energy performance at Pink Pop 1992.
Official music video (thank you mtvmusic.com)
Neil Young and Pearl Jam 1993:
Pearl Jam & U2: