Add this electro-metal cover of “Eleanor Rigby” to the list:
I am always super-curious about the perspectives on the universe that lead someone to think, for example, “Hey, this song might sound a lot better with a howled chorus, and a context that makes the ‘wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door’ line sound a hell of a lot scarier.” It’s all of a piece with the fact that every artifact of culture has so many possible interpretations. Getting to the question of whether something is good or bad is personally useful, for sure. But it’s equally interesting to figure out how things can be effectively reinterpreted, remixed, and even heard differently on the first go-round. What I hear, and what I see is radically personally, and I find that both kind of isolating and extremely intriguing.