What's the genius thing about covers? Probably how much perspective can change something. Make it new. As Picasso may or may not have said: "Good artists borrow. Great artists steal." Today's steal is the impeccable and blissfully understated "Pale Blue Eyes" by seminal art/garage/rock band The Velvet Underground. What's enthralling about these covers is how beautiful their voices are, from Marisa Monte's crystalline rendition to Patti Smith's bellow and we're including some vintage and looks to be pretty rare REM footage. Enjoy.
The Velvet Underground (original)
Patti Smith Group