Cover Song Of The Month – Tom Jones does Burning Down The HousePosted: June 5, 2010
From deep in the iPod comes the cover song of the month. This month brings a stunning combination, the Talking Heads classic Burning Down The House as rendered by Tom Jones.
Yes, that Tom Jones.
Talking Heads has been one of my favorite bands for a long time. Their hit, Burning Down The House, is a classic that is instantly recognizable to most people. This is a performance by Talking Heads from the David Letterman show in 1983.
Tom Jones goes in a different direction with this. If you were here for the Paul Anka version of Jump, think in that direction. The original recording was done with a band called the Cardigans. The video here is not with that band, but the arrangement and feel is the same.
A little different, right?
So here we are. The poll and comments are open. Let’s hear the love (or lack thereof) for Tom Jones’ version of Burning Down The House.