The Gateway’s Best (and Worst) Cover Songs
Angi Sada’s Picks
1. “Strange Fruit” – by Billie Holliday (1939), covered by The Twilight Singers (2005). The Twilight Singers are incredibly ballsy to take on this piercing commentary on racism by the First Lady of Jazz. So fitting in its original form, it is almost unthinkable that a white man could pull it off with the same kind of beauty and emotion. But lead singer and musical mastermind Greg Dulli is a no ordinary white guy.
And, in the honorable mentions:
“Lost in the Supermarket” – by The Clash (1979), covered by Afghan Whigs (1999)