December 19, 2007

C&O - Walk on the Ocean

This week's cover and original is one that I've been looking for for a long time now for a favorite song of mine, Walk on the Ocean, originally by Toad the Wet Sprocket, whom I've recently rediscovered. This was one of the songs that's been jumping around in the back of my head for a long time now, but the name and band had eluded me for ages. Thus, I've finally tracked it down, and along with that, found a couple of covers for it.
The covers here are some good imitations, although neither surpass the original, nor do they really deviate from it. Mayer's version of the song is a good one, with a pretty similar sound (he sounds like the band anyway), while Brian's isn't nearly as good, which is a shame, because he's a fine singer. The original, in this case, remains the best version, and it's a fantastic song to boot.

Walk on the Ocean (Toad the Wet Sprocket)- Brian Dolanzi
Walk on the Ocean (Toad the Wet Sprocket) - John Mayer & Guster (? - Not 100% sure this was them)
Walk on the Ocean (Acoustic) - Toad the Wet Sprocket