Monday, April 23, 2012

23 April 2012 - Selena - Fotos Y Recuerdos

The late Selena was a Mexican - well, Tex-Mex - treasure who died far too soon and far too tragically - killed by the president of her fan club in cold blood.

This video, recorded three weeks before her murder, is a loose cover of The Pretenders' classic "Back On The Chain Gang."  It did make it onto her fourth album, and was released as a single a month before her death. Selena brings a brightness to the song that Chrissy Hynde lacks - it's a completely different song when Selena sings it.  And, technically, since she changes some of the words - and the language of the song - I debated whether or not it was really a cover.

What do you think?  Is this type of song remake really a cover?  And what's your opinion of the song?  Please share your thoughts in the comments!

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