Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 56418 times)

spesh

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2010, 12:28:41 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/97pJV8REtdE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/97pJV8REtdE&rel=1</a>

Ray Parker Junior, thrash metal style!  :o ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2010, 09:41:45 am »
Black Magic Woman -Santana

With a little help from My Friends -Joe Cocker


Say Hello Wave Goodbye -David Gray

Angel -Rod Stewart

Cum on Feel the Noise -The Imagined Village


I left my Heart in San Francisco- The Bonzos

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bikenerd

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2010, 09:52:58 am »
Happiness is a warm gun - The Breeders
The Partisan - Electralane

Legs

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2010, 11:38:04 am »
Say Hello Wave Goodbye - David Gray
Definitely, but conversely, I like Marc Almond's The Days of Pearly Spencer more than the David McWilliams original.

Also, Honky Tonk Woman - Rolf Harris

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2010, 01:06:48 pm »
We so need a YACF Spotify account.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2010, 01:08:44 pm »
We so need a YACF Spotify account.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2010, 02:36:04 pm »
Since everyone has been bigging up various versions of "Song To The Siren", I'll recommend Half Man Half Biscuit's version.  Srsly.

Also Spacemen 3's version of The 13th Floor Elevators "Roller Coaster", and their almost-unrecognisable cover of Bod Diddley's "It's Allright" (sic).
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Flying_Monkey

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2010, 03:26:36 pm »
"Song to the Siren" by This Mortal Coil?

Technically, yes, but it was performed by the members of the Cocteau Twins.

Eh? This Mortal Coil were a 4AD 'super-group' that combined members of the Cocteau Twins and others...

Flying_Monkey

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2010, 03:33:55 pm »
Since everyone has been bigging up various versions of "Song To The Siren", I'll recommend Half Man Half Biscuit's version.  Srsly.

I prefer Brian Kennedy's version to either of those.

And who did that <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Enxqm85WFxI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Enxqm85WFxI&rel=1</a> that was used for the BBC series, The Mediaeval Mind? That was awesome...

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2010, 04:25:42 pm »
Suicide is Painless - Maniac Street Preachers

Not bad, but the B-side was even better: Fatima Mansions version of Everything I Do, which transforms it from a saccharin love song into the deranged ramblings of a psycho stalker. Utter genius. I find it genuinely scary.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/BXoxIOiTACA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/BXoxIOiTACA&rel=1</a>

Both were done for the NME's Ruby Trax compilation (40 cover versions of No.1 hits to mark 40 years of the charts) which also features some other nice covers, including Vic Reeves's daft take on Vienna, which has a bizarre bit about the Belgian police that I'm sure wasn't in the original.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2010, 04:34:29 pm »
Eh? This Mortal Coil were a 4AD 'super-group' that combined members of the Cocteau Twins and others...

Indeed, but my memory of that album was that it was a compilation by different bands from the 4AD label rather than a collaborations between the various bands. Therefore, if the same song had appeared on a Cocteau Twins album, no one would have batted an eyelid (apart from the small matter of real lyrics).

But I accept that I gave the incorrect credit for the artist and Jaded and FM have put me right :thumbsup:.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2010, 06:43:59 pm »
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A Hazy Shade Of Winter - The Bangles
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
Denis - Blondie
Up Around The Bend - Hanoi Rocks   :o ;D
Say Hello Wave Goodbye - David Gray
Baker Street - Foo Fighters
Word Up - Gun  8)
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That cover of Baker St would have been great - if they had a sax player!
Love the Foos, but for me that was a bit pointless. A prize for any decent cover of Baker Street - I've certainly never heard one.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2010, 10:26:32 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4N3N1MlvVc4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/4N3N1MlvVc4&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2010, 10:33:36 pm »
Jolene. White Stripes.


Also Stop Breaking Down, I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself and a few others by the White Stripes.

spesh

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2010, 10:50:22 pm »
In a similar vein to the Damone re-tooling of Iron Maiden's "Wasted Years", try Googling for Hellsongs, a Swedish band who specialise in folk/lounge pop covers of heavy rock classics.

Of course, the headbangers will argue that bands like Hellsongs belong in the "criminal covers" category, but I find their take on Black Sabbath quite engaging!  ;D

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2010, 11:04:11 pm »
Anything, ABSOLUTELY ANY-F***ING-THING by Spike Jones and his City Slickers . . .

May I recommend 'You always hurt the one you love!' 'Chloe' or the 'William Tell Overture'

If you don't laugh you will be instantly declared a cultural wasteland or you have been DED for several weeks and haven't stopped moving yet  ;D

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2010, 11:06:25 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1eqR7_Xz-zY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1eqR7_Xz-zY&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2010, 11:24:57 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1eqR7_Xz-zY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1eqR7_Xz-zY&rel=1</a>

That's kind of sub-Bonzo Dog stuff, already done years ago by Neil Innes, Viv Stanshall and the rest . . .

Now, if you'll excuse me I have the Count Basie Orchestra on triangle accompanying Princess Anne on sousaphone.

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VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2010, 10:12:46 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/sZury-SGt_g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/sZury-SGt_g&rel=1</a>
Good performance from Cilla, but who's on drums? You have to wonder what George Martin made of Ringo when he was used to playing like that.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2010, 10:29:56 am »
But I accept that I gave the incorrect credit for the artist and Jaded and FM have put me right :thumbsup:.

I don't know much but I did know that!  ;D ;D

I remember when I first heard it - on a quiet backwater street in Cheltenham, blaring out from a builders' radio halfway up a scaffolding. Stopped me in my tracks.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2010, 10:47:17 am »
Heaven 17 and La Roux - Sign Your Name (Terence Trent D'Arby)

OMG! (as the kids might say)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2010, 01:28:40 pm »
King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2010, 02:39:07 pm »
Bronksi Beat's version of I Feel Love, and The Communards' Don't Leave Me This Way - both transformed by Jimmy Sommerville's startling voice, that is somehow on the edge of being choirboy pure and a scream of pain and orgasm - all at once.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2010, 06:21:10 pm »
How " <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9VoyiPc9bM4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9VoyiPc9bM4&rel=1</a>" should be played.

YouTube has a video of some Japanese students covering Snuff covering other people's songs  ??? ;D

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2010, 06:26:46 pm »
Stairway To Heaven - Rolf Harris.

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No no no,

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Has anyone mentioned Gary U S Bonds "New Orleans", as covered in the headbanger stylee by Ian Gillan?