I still can’t believe what I just heard. On 540 AM, CBC just played, back-to-back, Janis Joplin doing Piece of my Heart, followed by… Faith Hill “doing” it. It was awful. Hill completely missed the point of the song, “countrifying” the tune and really doing a consistent job of making Joplin’s signature blues tune into a horrible, flat episode of listening pain that simply didn’t work.
It wasn’t even funny. Just awful.
“Piece of my Heart” indeed. The Faith Hill rendition put me in mind of a Tom Lehrer lyric: “Your heart is in my hand…. yuck!’
Ah, the radio habit… is there anything you won’t eventually hear?