Friday, November 30, 2007

"Ruby" the popular cover?

I'm a big fan of The Killers so of course I picked up their newest release, Sawdust. It's an album of B-sides and other rare recordings.

At one time or another most bands cover another artist's song. The Killers are no exception. On Sawdust they cover the song "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town." You're thinking... oh, yeah, that Kenny Rogers' song. That's what I thought too. Turns out Kenny Rogers also covered the song. It was written by Mel Tillis and was originally recorded in 1967 by Johnny Darrell. Kenny Rogers made the song famous.

The Killers aren't the only ones who have done a recent cover of the song. In 2004 the band Cake also recorded the song and it was released on the B-sides album in 2007 too.

Have a favorite cover? Or maybe you had a favorite song until someone covered it?

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