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Tourist Tony

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #25 on: 31 January, 2010, 02:20:14 pm »
Whipping Post--Zappa
Masters of War--Martin Simpson

Tim Hall

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #26 on: 31 January, 2010, 02:38:56 pm »
Teenage Dirt Bag - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
White Christmas - Stiff Little Fingers
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #27 on: 31 January, 2010, 03:12:18 pm »
It turns out that "Me and Bobby McGee" was recorded by several others (Roger Miller, Gordon Lightfoot) before Janis Joplin recorded it. Janis' version is definitely one of the better cover versions out there, IMHO.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #28 on: 31 January, 2010, 03:58:35 pm »
Many on The man comes around by Cash, e.g. Hurt, Bridge over troubled water or Personal Jesus, all by very different bands, yet so nicely covered by THE man himself!
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dasmoth

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #29 on: 31 January, 2010, 04:07:59 pm »
Romeo and Juliet -- Indigo Girls.

(Actually, Steve Knightly's version isn't bad either).
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Really Ancien

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #30 on: 31 January, 2010, 05:57:08 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/x_809EZ6bIA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/x_809EZ6bIA&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #31 on: 31 January, 2010, 06:02:25 pm »
Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus

You've Lost That Loving Feeing - Human League

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #32 on: 31 January, 2010, 06:03:10 pm »
Stairway To Heaven - Rolf Harris.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #33 on: 31 January, 2010, 06:07:22 pm »
The Model (Kraftwerk) Big Black
Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode) Lacuna Coil
Viva Las Vegas (Elvis) Dead Kennedys
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #34 on: 31 January, 2010, 06:25:24 pm »
Stairway To Heaven - Rolf Harris.

Hear that sound, Zoiders?

It's the Led Zeppelin fans stacking kindling around the stake...  ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #35 on: 31 January, 2010, 06:41:54 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/x_809EZ6bIA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/x_809EZ6bIA&rel=1</a>

Damon .

I love this track, as well as the original.  And I love the fact that during the guitar break all they show in this clip are close ups of the drummer and girls in the audience. 
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #36 on: 31 January, 2010, 06:47:52 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/x_809EZ6bIA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/x_809EZ6bIA&rel=1</a>

Damon .

1:24  Absolutely fucking trashed.   ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #37 on: 31 January, 2010, 08:52:48 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ekta6EKhb2g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Ekta6EKhb2g&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/L4KU2q16IoQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/L4KU2q16IoQ&rel=1</a>
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XQm_8uoljWM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/XQm_8uoljWM&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #38 on: 31 January, 2010, 08:55:23 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ekta6EKhb2g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Ekta6EKhb2g&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/L4KU2q16IoQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/L4KU2q16IoQ&rel=1</a>

Good call. Now that is something special.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #39 on: 31 January, 2010, 09:03:54 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DXg6UB9Qk0o&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/DXg6UB9Qk0o&rel=1</a>

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Not strictly a cover version, but the writer released his own version.

Damon.

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pizzicatooff

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #41 on: 31 January, 2010, 09:34:29 pm »
Fairport Convention - SI TU DOIS PARTIR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmmCSOpPzZc



Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #44 on: 31 January, 2010, 09:44:22 pm »
I'm on Fire by Mos Eisley.  Or by Electrelane.  Both better than Brucie's version.

Actually, Ballboy's version of Born in the USA is better than the original, too.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #45 on: 31 January, 2010, 09:47:33 pm »
Roland Alphonso - James Bond theme

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #46 on: 31 January, 2010, 10:01:43 pm »
Also, the Futureheads' Hounds of Love.  Curse me all you want, eighties fans, but I like it.

(prompted by the pop quiz thread).

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #47 on: 31 January, 2010, 10:45:10 pm »
There's no vibrations, but wait.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #48 on: 31 January, 2010, 11:32:17 pm »
Comfortably Numb by the Scissor Sisters was successfully covered by a little known group called 'The Pink Floyd Sound' or something similar.   ::-)

A four piece from London or  the Fens or somewhere, featuring bass & lead guitars, drums and a guy buried under keyboards they actually came up with a decent rendition, or so I thought.  ;D

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #49 on: 31 January, 2010, 11:39:41 pm »
Also, the Futureheads' Hounds of Love.  Curse me all you want, eighties fans, but I like it.

(prompted by the pop quiz thread).

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