Great Quotations: Rickie Lee Jones

Written by August 29th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

“To be honest, I don’t even really like the word ‘cover.’ I know we like to define everything. But think of the time before Bob Dylan, when there weren’t really covers in that sense. There were songs that were written by songwriters, and then singers sang them. I guess you can’t go back. But again, to me, the division is nonsense. It doesn’t matter if I wrote it or not. There’s something about the word ‘cover,’ though, that depreciates the process.”

- Rickie Lee Jones, (via The New Yorker)

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