Interesting Covers – “Dear Prudence”


Decided to change the name to “Interesting” from “Unusual”.  I’d say that a lot of covers are more interesting than strange.  My first post on this involved Jackie Wilson doing the Doors “Light My Fire”.  Not really unusual, although a soul icon doing what became a rock classic was somewhat strange, it was truly much more interesting.

Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we are going to take a look at something that is definitely interesting, and maybe a bit unusual as well.  Siouxsie and the Banshees were a 70’s punk band that expanded into a more adventuresome style of music.  Some would call it post-punk, others might say glam.  Personally, I never got into them very much.  I did find it kind of cool that they did a cover of one of my favourite Beatles tunes, “Dear Prudence”.  I have been a John Lennon fan since the early days of my musical odyssey, and many of his songs could be classified as soundtrack of my life.  Dear Prudence was on the Beatles Whit Album, released in 1968 and tells the tale of Mia Farrow’s sister Prudence.  She was studying with the  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the same time as Lennon, and he wrote the song to encourage to come out and socialize as she had turned into a bit of a recluse.  ( I pretend to be an informative blog haha.).

Siouxsie and the Banshees recorded the song in 1983 and released it as a single.  It became one of their biggest hits.  Without further adieu, “Dear Prudence”.

And of course, the original.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on August 17, 2013, in Classic Rock, Interesting Covers, Live Music, Music, Music History, Song Of The Day and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Sorry, I preferred Siouxsie’s version better. But then I’ve always loved her and her goth geisha style.

  2. Nice cover.
    I never developed a really strong fan feeling for the Beatles. I do believe they’re the most covered band ever, though.

  3. Well done by Siouxsie …. FYI: Time: The Musical returns Thursday (Wed evening) with Weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and their plural forms.

  4. I actually preferred Siouxsie’s version, it was a little more upbeat.

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