I just had to write about this…usually I have nothing against bands covering other bands cause 99 out of 100 it is done out of respect and maybe even that poor 1/100 tries to do it out of respect too but fails miserably. And doing covers is always a good thing. But some laws should apply when doing them right? Ever since my teenage years (and it was a while ago!) I have been a huge Whitesnake fan and especially a huge David Coverdale fan. That man has a voice beyond understanding. There are very few of those that truly has a unique voice and besides Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.) I think David Coverdale is one.
Now, what do you think happens when you try to cover Whitesnake? Especially a song like Still Of The Night? Well in most cases you fail of course. But what if you are a woman (nothing against women) and especially a soprano and try to cover Whitesnake and especially Still Of The Night? You make god damn ears bleed that’s what happens! You do NOT do that!
But Tarja Turunen did…now I love that gal and I think she’s awesome at what she does. But covering Whitesnake shouldn’t be one of those things. Below are 2 videos…first is the original Still Of The Night by Whitesnake and below that is the Tarja-version…knock yourselves out.