Top 10 Countdown – Greatest Cover Songs # 9 (THE DICKIES – “Nights In White Satin”)

Authored by Dale Nickey:

# 9

The Dickies – “Nights In White Satin)

The fundamental mistake made in many cover versions is a slavish adherence to the original vision/version of the tune. The Dickies wisely take this classic rock evergreen out behind the shed and give it a good lashing. Multi-tracked power chords and stinging lead lines pay homage to the melody and pathos of the original with none of the sugary aftertaste.

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