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Title: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on January 30, 2010, 09:18:55 am
I was putting together a little compilation cd for the car last night and found myself adding in several cover versions - i.e.  examples of an artist who normally composes his/her/their own material recording a song written or made famous by another artist.  In fact the cd ended up entirely made up of covers.

So, what are your 'best' covers? I'm thinking of versions that take the original to a new level rather than just being copies.  Here's a few that ended up on my CD.

Summer Breeze (Seals and Croft) by the Isley Brothers
This Flight Tonight (Joni MItchell) by Nazareth
Walk on By (Dionne Warwick) by Isaac Hayes
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) by Cake
God's Song (Randy Newman) by John Martyn

Yours?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 30, 2010, 09:22:41 am
Leader of the Pack by Julian Clary
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on January 30, 2010, 10:13:28 am
"Born To Run" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
"Live And Let Die" by Guns 'N' Roses
"I Will Survive" by Snuff (http://www.10past12records.com/downloads/six_of_one/14%20I%20Will%20Survive.mp3)
"Hazy Shade Of Winter" by Snuff
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Woofage on January 30, 2010, 10:21:39 am
At risk of being accused of repeating myself:

"The Witch's Promise" by All About Eve

and

"Song to the Siren" by The Cocteau Twins

But the award for the best goes to:

"All Along the Watchtower" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MSeries on January 30, 2010, 10:24:08 am
Last Christmas - Cascada


(only kidding)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MSeries on January 30, 2010, 11:22:22 am
I fought the law - The Clash
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wascally Weasel on January 30, 2010, 11:30:15 am
Out of Time - Manic Street Preachers
Dead Flowers - Townes Van Zandt
Sea of Heartbreak - Johhny Cash
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on January 30, 2010, 11:38:52 am
But the award for the best goes to:

"All Along the Watchtower" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Without question. Reinvented a good song into a great iconic piece of our culture.

Whilst on Jimi, it's worth mentioning:

Gloria

The Star-Spangled Banner

Hey Joe

And, gloriously, the unscheduled cover of Sunshine of Your Love on the Lulu Show, to mark the break-up of Cream, when the Experience completely outplayed Cream's own version.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: nicknack on January 30, 2010, 11:50:31 am
An old hippy speaks.

This Flight Tonight (Joni MItchell) by Nazareth

Noooooo!!!!!!

Can't argue with the Watchtower.

But if we're talking about Joni covers then I would recommend Tina Turner doing "Edith and the Kingpin" off Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters".
Some other good versions on that album, but Corinne Bailey Rae massacres "River".
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Woofage on January 30, 2010, 12:25:24 pm
And, gloriously, the unscheduled cover of Sunshine of Your Love on the Lulu Show, to mark the break-up of Cream, when the Experience completely outplayed Cream's own version.


I was watching this on Guitar Heroes at the Beeb only the other day (recorded on my Myth box). Never seen that clip before :).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Jaded on January 30, 2010, 12:26:29 pm
"Song to the Siren" by This Mortal Coil?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on January 30, 2010, 12:27:20 pm
And, gloriously, the unscheduled cover of Sunshine of Your Love on the Lulu Show, to mark the break-up of Cream, when the Experience completely outplayed Cream's own version.


I was watching this on Guitar Heroes at the Beeb only the other day (recorded on my Myth box). Never seen that clip before :).

The kerfuffle of the production staff is a delight (though I have been on the other side of that)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on January 30, 2010, 12:39:02 pm
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Basil on January 30, 2010, 02:12:34 pm
"Wish You Were Here" - Wyclef Jean
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Woofage on January 30, 2010, 03:06:04 pm
"Song to the Siren" by This Mortal Coil?

Technically, yes, but it was performed by the members of the Cocteau Twins.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on January 30, 2010, 03:45:32 pm
Delilah--SAHB.
Next--SAHB
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Dinamo on January 30, 2010, 03:58:29 pm
"Wish You Were Here" - Wyclef Jean

I have to disagree ! I wouldn't say its 'Great'

Just bought this months Mojo magazine which includes a cover CD of
Syd Barrett ' The Madcap Laughs ' album

including REM's cover of Dark Globe
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Manotea on January 30, 2010, 04:22:18 pm
Having just checked them both out, The Stranglers "Walk on by" comprehensively sees off Issac Hayes, methinks. Sock it to me, mama!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: oncemore on January 30, 2010, 04:37:23 pm
Jolene. White Stripes.

Stand by your man. Me First and The Gimmee Gimmees - in fact MOST of their stuff!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on January 30, 2010, 05:00:18 pm
Dang! TT beat to the SAHB ones!  :P

Most of the cover versions in my music collection seem to be of the heavy rock flavour, but one I particularly like is the Boston-based band Damone's acoustic take on Iron Maiden's "Wasted Years".

Damone cover version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76fv0e_IITk)
Iron Maiden original version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVzXYEU3Bk)

Other covers that add a certain something (and in some cases, quite a lot!):

There's No Way Out Of Here - Monster Magnet
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)
Feelin' Good - Muse
The Green Manalishi - Judas Priest  :o :o
Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest  :o
Sweets For My Sweet - Magnum
Back In The USA - MC5
Louie, Louie - Motorhead/Robert Plant/The Sonics
Morning Dew - Nazareth/Robert Plant
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
One More Cup Of Coffee - Robert Plant
Darkness, Darkness - Robert Plant
Hey Joe - Robert Plant (I've got two different versions, one on his "Dreamland" album, the other - a demo recorded with the Band Of Joy on his "66 To Timbuktu" compilation)
Song To The Siren - Robert Plant
Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
Jackie - Scott Walker
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
You Really Got Me - Van Halen
I Don't Need No Doctor - W.A.S.P.  :o
Locomotive Breath - W.A.S.P.  :o :o (actually, I'm pleasantly surprised by this one!  :demon: )
I Thank You - ZZ Top/Bonnie Raitt
Mrs Robinson - The Lemonheads
I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood & The Destroyers/Juicy Lucy
Mission Impossible Theme - Adam Clayton & LArry Mullen Jr.
Hounds Of Love - Futureheads
My Way - Shane MacGowan  :o ;D
Get It On - Power Station
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Whole Lotta Love - CCS
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
I'm Free - Soup Dragons

There are no prizes for filling in all of the original artists!  ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on January 30, 2010, 05:16:35 pm
Delilah--SAHB.
Next--SAHB

SAHB's unique take on the Brel classic has been recently added to my local pub's digital jukebox, which along the addition of Budgie's "Breadfan" and Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?", almost makes up for the fact that £2 gets only 7 credits instead of the 10 available on the old CD jukebox.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 30, 2010, 11:37:28 pm
Suicide is Painless - Maniac Street Preachers

Hotel California - Alabama 3
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Jurek on January 31, 2010, 12:30:19 pm
Autumn Leaves by Coldcut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkHHdfPWj0w)

Creep by Chrissy Hynde (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lML2N4xB9GU)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on January 31, 2010, 01:05:51 pm

      YouTube
            - grace jones private life video
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIxZtmBdX2w)

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on January 31, 2010, 01:08:51 pm
To howls of derision:


      YouTube
            - [HD] Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncgoQ1T9tGk)

Loses points for the student-style dancing at the end.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on January 31, 2010, 02:20:14 pm
Whipping Post--Zappa
Masters of War--Martin Simpson
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tim Hall on January 31, 2010, 02:38:56 pm
Teenage Dirt Bag - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
White Christmas - Stiff Little Fingers
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mark on January 31, 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.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Frenchie on January 31, 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!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: dasmoth on January 31, 2010, 04:07:59 pm
Romeo and Juliet -- Indigo Girls.

(Actually, Steve Knightly's version isn't bad either).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on January 31, 2010, 05:57:08 pm

      YouTube
            - Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_809EZ6bIA)

Damon .
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: border-rider on January 31, 2010, 06:02:25 pm
Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus

You've Lost That Loving Feeing - Human League
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Zoidburg on January 31, 2010, 06:03:10 pm
Stairway To Heaven - Rolf Harris.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Oaky on January 31, 2010, 06:07:22 pm
The Model (Kraftwerk) Big Black
Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode) Lacuna Coil
Viva Las Vegas (Elvis) Dead Kennedys
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on January 31, 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
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on January 31, 2010, 06:41:54 pm

      YouTube
            - Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_809EZ6bIA)

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. 
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on January 31, 2010, 06:47:52 pm

      YouTube
            - Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_809EZ6bIA)

Damon .

1:24  Absolutely fucking trashed.   ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on January 31, 2010, 08:52:48 pm

      YouTube
            - Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekta6EKhb2g)

      YouTube
            - Nana Mouskouri - Imagine
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KU2q16IoQ)

      YouTube
            - William Shatner "Rocket Man"
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io)

      YouTube
            - NEW SEEKERS  PINBALL WIZARD PROMO
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjdJG1p-IVw)

      YouTube
            - The Beatles - Money (STEREO / HQ)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzIeVyBKbsE)

      YouTube
            - Jake Thackray performs Brother Gorilla
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQm_8uoljWM)

Damon.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on January 31, 2010, 08:55:23 pm

      YouTube
            - Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekta6EKhb2g)

      YouTube


 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KU2q16IoQ)

Good call. Now that is something special.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on January 31, 2010, 09:03:54 pm

      YouTube
            - JULIE LONDON - CRY ME A RIVER
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXg6UB9Qk0o)

      YouTube
            - Patsy Cline - Crazy
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-wJNpWgss8)
Not strictly a cover version, but the writer released his own version.

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on January 31, 2010, 09:33:38 pm

      YouTube
            - William Shatner "Rocket Man"
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io)

OMFG!  :o ;D

Whilst we are plumbing the depths...


      YouTube
            - William Shatner - Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Ar79f8aN8)

So bad, it's almost good!

Not forgetting...


      YouTube
            - Peter Sellers: A Hard Day's Night
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEMncv140s)

 :demon: :demon: :demon:

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pizzicatooff on January 31, 2010, 09:34:29 pm
Fairport Convention - SI TU DOIS PARTIR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmmCSOpPzZc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmmCSOpPzZc)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MSeries on January 31, 2010, 09:39:19 pm
Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus

ooo yeah !!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on January 31, 2010, 09:42:01 pm

      YouTube
            - The Beatles - Twist And Shout  ( subitulado )
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr7JFmKoSCA)

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on January 31, 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.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: hatler on January 31, 2010, 09:47:33 pm
Roland Alphonso - James Bond theme

You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2LyTmtgjsY)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on January 31, 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).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: nicknack on January 31, 2010, 10:45:10 pm
Paul Anka - Smells Like Teen Spirit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM_xvTaYavw)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Torslanda on January 31, 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

Coat. Hallway. Later.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Oaky on January 31, 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).

+1
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on February 01, 2010, 12:28:41 am

      YouTube
            - Xentrix - Ghostbusters
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97pJV8REtdE)

Ray Parker Junior, thrash metal style!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: onb 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

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: bikenerd on February 01, 2010, 09:52:58 am
Happiness is a warm gun - The Breeders
The Partisan - Electralane
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs 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
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: alexb on February 01, 2010, 01:06:48 pm
We so need a YACF Spotify account.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Martin on February 01, 2010, 01:08:44 pm
We so need a YACF Spotify account.

they've stopped taking new subcriptions sinced I joined it
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington 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).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey 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...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey 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 viol and hurdy-gurdy version of Purple Haze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enxqm85WFxI) that was used for the BBC series, The Mediaeval Mind? That was awesome...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen 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.


      YouTube
            - FATIMA MANSIONS EVERYTHING I DO
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXoxIOiTACA)

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.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Woofage 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:.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on February 01, 2010, 06:43:59 pm
...
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)
...
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.

[Several of your other choices are good, so I might still work further down the list ... ]
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 01, 2010, 10:26:32 pm

      YouTube
            - Mad World - Gary Jules
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4)

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano 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.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh 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


      YouTube
            - Hellsongs - paranoid
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWLHSRnVqug)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Torslanda 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

All on t'intertubez can't be arsed with the fancy shmancy linkz I'm too busy laffin'!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on February 01, 2010, 11:06:25 pm

      YouTube
            - SMOKE ON THE WATER - SENOR COCONUT
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eqR7_Xz-zY)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Torslanda on February 01, 2010, 11:24:57 pm

      YouTube
            - SMOKE ON THE WATER - SENOR COCONUT
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eqR7_Xz-zY)

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.

PS 'All you need is cash!' by The Rutles

'Please wait while we check your trousers . . .'
 
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 02, 2010, 10:12:46 am

      YouTube
            - Cilla Black  - Anyone Who Had A Heart (Live)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZury-SGt_g)
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.

      YouTube
            - Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLIrS5dtTZI)
I love the audience in this one.

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Jaded 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.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen 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)

BBC - 6 Music - Live - Heaven 17 and La Roux (http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/hub/artists/laroux-heaven17.shtml)

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on February 02, 2010, 01:28:40 pm
King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Regulator need not reply.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey 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.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on February 02, 2010, 06:21:10 pm
How "Hazy Shade Of Winter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VoyiPc9bM4)" should be played.

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

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tewdric on February 02, 2010, 06:26:46 pm
Stairway To Heaven - Rolf Harris.

No no no no no,

No no no,

No.


Has anyone mentioned Gary U S Bonds "New Orleans", as covered in the headbanger stylee by Ian Gillan?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: John Henry on February 02, 2010, 06:30:59 pm
I have a minor obsession with Shonen Knife.

Here's a couple of their best covers:

Top of the world (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ba360Dz1sQ)

Daydream believer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9RAbi2xEvo&feature=related)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: onb on February 02, 2010, 07:29:03 pm
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




Oh I forgot Shakin all Over -The Who
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 02, 2010, 09:58:45 pm
The Zappa......with jazz influences

      YouTube
            - Frank Zappa - Whippin' Post - Barcelona 1988
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abD17IHjO20&feature=related)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 10:04:17 pm
Just heard an amazing cover of Cum On Feel The Noize by Martin and Eliza Carthy's band, The Imagined Village, played on the Radcliffe & Maconie show on Radio 2. Loved it - and not even in an ironic way.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 02, 2010, 10:09:23 pm
I heard that too, but hadn't heard who it was - it was great.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 02, 2010, 10:15:25 pm
Liza looks so much like her dad. And her mother.
Poor girl......... ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on February 02, 2010, 10:17:23 pm
Just noticed that onb already mentioned it upthread. Way ahead of the game, that boy.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on February 02, 2010, 11:12:37 pm

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.



Maybe he was glad to have a drummer who knew his place   :D

Ringo was still a big improvement on his predecessor!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 03, 2010, 09:56:40 am

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.



Maybe he was glad to have a drummer who knew his place   :D


He had to play that loud for the band to hear over Cilla.

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: onb on February 03, 2010, 11:10:08 am
Just heard an amazing cover of Cum On Feel The Noize by Martin and Eliza Carthy's band, The Imagined Village, played on the Radcliffe & Maconie show on Radio 2. Loved it - and not even in an ironic way.

d.



Great pick as per my previous post .Treat yoursel to their latest album its great.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: microphonie on February 03, 2010, 07:07:09 pm
I have a minor obsession with Shonen Knife.


Marc Riley is playing an old Peel Session of theirs this week on his 6Music show.


My contribution:

Age of Chance - Kiss (Prince)
Kode9 & The Spaceape - Sine (Prince - Sign of the Times)
Kode9 & The Spaceape - Ghost Town (Specials)
Danielle Dax - Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles)
Siouxie & the Banshees - The Passenger (Iggy Pop) / Trust In Me (Kaa - the Jungle Book!)
Cabaret Voltaire - Theme from Shaft (Isaac Hayes)
Cabaret Voltaire - Here She Comes Now (Lou Reed or VU)
The Human League - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2010, 07:51:59 pm
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone by Sex Pistols
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: onb on February 04, 2010, 09:39:45 am
Liza looks so much like her dad. And her mother.
Poor girl......... ;D


Yes but she is a very talented girl .I thought she was a real looker when she was younger she seems to be turning more and more into her mother as she get older .
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey on February 04, 2010, 05:13:09 pm
I have a minor obsession with Shonen Knife.

Here's a couple of their best covers:

Top of the world (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ba360Dz1sQ)

Daydream believer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9RAbi2xEvo&feature=related)

Yeah, they are great. Even better live. I've seen them in Tokyo... twice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 04, 2010, 06:25:00 pm
You've reminded me of another great Monkees cover.

      YouTube
            - Robert Wyatt - I'm A Believer [totp2]
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7PBPd3UA7Q)

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on February 04, 2010, 06:50:55 pm
You've reminded me of another great Monkees cover.

      YouTube
            - Robert Wyatt - I'm A Believer [totp2]
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7PBPd3UA7Q)

Damon.

I put that on the office stereo last week and got some very funny looks from my colleagues. Mind you, they also look at me like that if I put a bit of Brel on. Philistines.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 04, 2010, 06:53:33 pm
Young folk think that it's 'The Streets' and they've taken a radical new direction.

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on February 05, 2010, 10:33:15 am

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Help Me Make It Through The Night.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: slowfen on February 05, 2010, 05:18:22 pm
Stairway To Heaven - Rolf Harris.

No no no no no,

No no no,

No.

enjoy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgsH1pdWJ84) ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: slowfen on February 05, 2010, 05:19:53 pm


He also did Bohemian Rhapsody :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on February 05, 2010, 05:37:27 pm


He also did Bohemian Rhapsody :-\ :-\

Didn't you mean to type "did for" Bohemian Rhapsody?  :demon: ;)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey on February 05, 2010, 05:48:42 pm
You can't really make Bohemian Rhapsody any more ridiculous than it is already...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Zipperhead on February 05, 2010, 05:54:56 pm
You can't really make Bohemian Rhapsody any more ridiculous than it is already...

but you can try (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on February 05, 2010, 07:23:02 pm
You Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
She's a Model - Terrorvision
Breadfan - Metallica (I know they get a mention in the other thread, but I like their cover of this over the original)
Last Caress/Green Hell - ditto (ditto)
In a Gadda-da-Vida - Slayer (from the Less Than Zero soundtrack)
Love Rollercoaster - RHCP
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cunobelin on February 06, 2010, 09:54:52 am
I always love it when someone performs a "cover", but also manages to male it their own as well.

An example is Ofra Haza's versions of Led Zep's KAshmir...

One is a slow very eastern version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu5Cgb6Yy4Y&feature=PlayList&p=59D2C8D7EAA861D1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=29) the other a much livelier one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2rRorhtN6Y)

Given Plant's fascination with this region, one wonders what a cooperative venture would have ended up like?

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on February 06, 2010, 10:08:38 am
I always love it when someone performs a "cover", but also manages to male it their own as well.

An example is Ofra Haza's versions of Led Zep's KAshmir...

One is a slow very eastern version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu5Cgb6Yy4Y&feature=PlayList&p=59D2C8D7EAA861D1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=29) the other a much livelier one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2rRorhtN6Y)

Given Plant's fascination with this region, one wonders what a cooperative venture would have ended up like?

Take the version of Kashmir on "No Quarter - Page & Plant Unledded" and crank it up to 11.


      YouTube
            - Plant -Page Kashmir
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0jiiURy_So)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MattH on February 06, 2010, 10:49:22 am


      YouTube
            - Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLIrS5dtTZI)

I like the Ella Fitzgerald (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI5fU6ZbyaA) version where she forgets the lyrics but keep going.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cunobelin on February 06, 2010, 06:43:34 pm
I always love it when someone performs a "cover", but also manages to male it their own as well.

An example is Ofra Haza's versions of Led Zep's KAshmir...

One is a slow very eastern version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu5Cgb6Yy4Y&feature=PlayList&p=59D2C8D7EAA861D1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=29) the other a much livelier one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2rRorhtN6Y)

Given Plant's fascination with this region, one wonders what a cooperative venture would have ended up like?

Take the version of Kashmir on "No Quarter - Page & Plant Unledded" and crank it up to 11.


      YouTube
            - Plant -Page Kashmir
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0jiiURy_So)

Love that album -  "Gallows Pole" is in itself an excellent cover.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MattH on February 07, 2010, 01:33:39 am

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

I'm afraid I'll have to invoke Godwin's Law, with Adolf Hitler looking very relaxed on vibes.


Here's one - possibly the greatest version of Wild Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ym2ZRx4uo),  grrrrr.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 11:22:11 am



Here's one - possibly the greatest version of Wild Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ym2ZRx4uo),  grrrrr.

Yay! I knew who it would be before I clicked the link.  Because of the grrrrr.   ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: kcass on February 07, 2010, 11:30:52 am
Take the version of Kashmir on "No Quarter - Page & Plant Unledded" and crank it up to 11.


      YouTube
            - Plant -Page Kashmir
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0jiiURy_So)

Rock music just never works on TV does it? One day I'm going to have a record player  in my bedroom again. That's the only way to listen to it.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: kcass on February 07, 2010, 11:35:02 am
The Stranglers - Walk On By.  Absolutely brilliant. The only version where you really feel the  pain of the separation.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on February 07, 2010, 12:51:20 pm
Sugababes' "Freak Like Me".  Even though they bowdlerised the lyrics (the very obviously missing word from the chorus is "pump").
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 07, 2010, 01:58:45 pm

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

I'm afraid I'll have to invoke Godwin's Law, with Adolf Hitler looking very relaxed on vibes.


Here's one - possibly the greatest version of Wild Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ym2ZRx4uo),  grrrrr.

Dear me, that is the most embarrassing thing I have seen in a long time!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cunobelin on February 07, 2010, 05:32:11 pm
Again a little eclectic, but I have a soft spot (no smut please) for the "Twelve Girl Band" and thir interpretations (are they covers?) of western music
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on February 07, 2010, 06:16:47 pm
The Pet Shop Boys' version of "Go West" could have been a slice of camp perfection, except that Neil Tennant ducks the high notes in the line "I know you love me".
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 07, 2010, 08:43:58 pm
Mary Coughlan did some fine cover versions, but 'Ain't Nobody's Business', reinvented as a tango, with the words changed but the meaning strengthened, is brilliant.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on February 07, 2010, 08:45:28 pm

Dear Prudence - Siouxie and the Banshees.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 07, 2010, 08:45:36 pm
"Greensleeves" by Loreena McKennitt. She says "I wondered how Tom Waits would sing it...." and she is perfect.

      YouTube
            - Loreena McKennitt  Greensleeves
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5sSrYzzIKw)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: redshift on February 07, 2010, 09:53:10 pm
Somebody mentioned Grace Jones upthread, and that reminded me of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08A90DyfOjY)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 08, 2010, 01:17:17 am
Nobody's Fault but Mine"
Led Zep.....
and Martin Simpson
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Frenchie on February 08, 2010, 08:54:18 am
Trivium -- Iron Maiden (the album cover is great)

 YouTube - Trivium - Iron Maiden Live  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOSI-dL7kmM)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on February 08, 2010, 09:14:37 am
"Greensleeves" by Loreena McKennitt. She says "I wondered how Tom Waits would sing it...." and she is perfect.

      YouTube
            - Loreena McKennitt  Greensleeves
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5sSrYzzIKw)


That's lovely. And, curiously, the film works well with Roy Harper's When an old Cricketer Leaves the Crease, as well.  Don't ask how I found out - were I technically literate I would demonstrate.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wascally Weasel on February 08, 2010, 01:51:20 pm
'Just Like Heaven' by Dinosaur Jr.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Gatlow on February 08, 2010, 01:54:00 pm
Love Me Do by the Baron Knights.....
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on February 08, 2010, 11:06:03 pm
The original was good but I like this better

 Patti Smith - When Doves cry  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VfUZFPAC5k)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on February 09, 2010, 10:49:07 am


The Nice - America.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wascally Weasel on February 09, 2010, 10:56:09 am


The Nice - America.

That's fabulous.  Bernstein hated it apparently.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Moloko on February 09, 2010, 10:59:19 am


The Nice - America.

That's fabulous.  Bernstein hated it apparently.

Yeah, I've read a few articles about Bernstein really hating it.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey on February 09, 2010, 01:21:38 pm
The Stranglers - Walk On By.  Absolutely brilliant. The only version where you really feel the  pain of the separation.

If you say so. It's not bad - the Isaac Hayes one is better though, I reckon. However, for me, the Dionne Warwick original is perfect in every way from the vocal performance to the arrangement by Burt Bacharach and the typical understated brass. That's not to say people shouldn't cover it, but I can't see how it can be improved.

Of the same era, undoubtedly one of the best covers is of course 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin. The original by Otis Redding is good enough but it's a bit pathetic - Aretha turns it into an absolutely huge feminist anthem such that you can't even imagine any more that it was intended to be sung by a man.

I also quite like The Who's version of 'Summertime Blues' (one of their signature live tunes of the 60s). The Monterrey version is great. I am not sure that it beats Eddie Cochrane's original though.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 09, 2010, 03:37:38 pm
'Respect' belongs to Aretha.

Changing genders the other way, I believe a young white male singer did a passable version of 'Hound Dog', as first performed by Big Mama Thornton.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 09, 2010, 03:47:37 pm

      YouTube
            - Jackie Wilson - light my fire
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfS37rjjCTY)

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 09, 2010, 03:58:31 pm

      YouTube
            - Brenda Lee - Hound Dog
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baTVZytxs_k)

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: hubner on February 09, 2010, 04:30:38 pm
Re Respect

Otis Redding's original is a piece of raw pulsating down home southern soul, whereas Aretha Franklin's is smoothed-over corporate "soul". IMHO Aretha Franklin has to be one of the most over-rated singers of all time; all style no substance. OK, she did record a few great songs, eg "(You Make Me feel) a Natural Woman", but they were great songs to start with.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on February 09, 2010, 06:32:03 pm
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes

I think this was another Otis Redding song - the Crowes just gave it that extra 5% tempo, and it really flies along. Love it.

(There's also a Tom Jones version, which sucked.)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on February 09, 2010, 07:32:30 pm

      YouTube
            - Jackie Wilson - light my fire
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfS37rjjCTY)

Damon.
That's dire (I hate that song...), but I love Jackie's version (with the awesome Count Basie) of Respect!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GulPCSRV7fA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GulPCSRV7fA)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Flying_Monkey on February 11, 2010, 05:01:41 pm
Changing genders the other way, I believe a young white male singer did a passable version of 'Hound Dog', as first performed by Big Mama Thornton.

Passable? Elvis makes it about his dog. The original version is so powerfully sexual its almost frightening.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on February 11, 2010, 10:42:43 pm
It doesn't have the flowing loveliness of Gordon Lightfoot's version (he sings, as Reeves and Mortimer would have it, 'in The Club Style'), but this is stunning, gravelly, heartfelt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdCdSLS6c5M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdCdSLS6c5M)

(Johnny Cash If You Could Read My Mind)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 11, 2010, 10:50:41 pm

      YouTube
            - Cilla Black  - Anyone Who Had A Heart (Live)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZury-SGt_g)
Good performance from Cilla,
Are you deranged? She's like nails down a blackboard.  ;D

Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on February 11, 2010, 11:35:36 pm


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me of this (2.45 onwards) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqygc8DNTvQ)  ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 12, 2010, 09:01:18 am
It's a long way to the top (if you want to rock and roll) - Lucinda Williams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-ZN8CcpU0)

Mad and completely brilliant.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 09:50:01 am


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me of this (2.45 onwards) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqygc8DNTvQ)  ;D

Does Mick Jagger turn into Max Wall there?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on February 12, 2010, 01:02:04 pm


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me of this (2.45 onwards) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqygc8DNTvQ)  ;D

Does Mick Jagger turn into Max Wall there?
Apparently so  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ8xM83fMhU) - (0:55 & 1:35)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Really Ancien on February 12, 2010, 01:15:39 pm


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me of this (2.45 onwards) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqygc8DNTvQ)  ;D

Does Mick Jagger turn into Max Wall there?
Apparently so  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ8xM83fMhU) - (0:55 & 1:35)  :thumbsup:

Jagger thought he was doing this.

      YouTube
            - JAMES BROWN GREATEST DANCE MOVES EVER-THERE WAS A TIME LIVE
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2gEAvOW2nc)
But Max Wall is about right.

Damon.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2010, 01:23:41 pm
Michael who? ;)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Tourist Tony on February 13, 2010, 09:08:40 am
It's a long way to the top (if you want to rock and roll) - Lucinda Williams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-ZN8CcpU0)

Mad and completely brilliant.
Oh yes!

Reminds me of the lyrics from "Ain't no fun waiting round to be a millionaire"
"Hey there, Howard
Hughes
Next door neighbour...
Get your ******* jumbo jet out of my airport!"

And see my entry in "Criminalcovers"

Anyway, here's the original. With bagpipes....

      YouTube
            - AC/DC - Its A Long Way To The Top If Ya Wanna Rock And Roll
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1iR2Wi3u5o&feature=related)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 20, 2010, 09:31:46 pm
Bill Bailey does a great version of Radiohead's Creep as an encore of Tinselworm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq_DNfKeLQU)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on July 23, 2011, 11:48:55 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgaVe6miq-8

Eddie would, I think, have approved. Possibly my favourite thing is how they seem to sing in English, or Japanese, or something inbetween.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Biggsy on July 24, 2011, 11:00:21 am
I like Mark Ronson's "Version" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Version_%28album%29) - an album of covers, particularly "Stop Me" (Smiths covered by Daniel Merriweather) and "Valerie" (The Zutons covered by Amy Winehouse).

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Palinurus on July 24, 2011, 01:20:04 pm
The type of music I like best is very fast and busy music. I don't like feeling that there's going to be a long wait before the next chord change.

Here's John Zorn covering Coleman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiVF3TsSph4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiVF3TsSph4)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Biggsy on July 24, 2011, 01:26:58 pm
:o  Good for waking people from a coma.  Of course you'll think the music I like is good for putting people into a coma.  :)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 25, 2011, 01:07:42 pm
:o  Good for waking people from a coma.  Of course you'll think the music I like is good for putting people into a coma.  :)

Hence the headline "Car crash recording wakes Enya coma victim" ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: YahudaMoon on July 25, 2011, 07:45:08 pm
I like that hardcore jazz.   :)

This is maybe my fave Shirley Bassey tune. A cover version of The Doors 'Light My Fire'

I found this on the famous Blue Note jazz label a few year back, I love the acoustic guitar intro and how it goes into big horns and big band  though it keeps a mellow Shirley Bassey flavour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4axSpwbKuis
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: YahudaMoon on July 29, 2011, 04:12:42 pm
I just love this. Paul Anka does Smells Like Teen Spirit. Big Band Style :)

It was released as a single a few year back I think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsS811o21-k
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on July 30, 2011, 12:44:19 am
Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Brilliant. Also their version of It's All Over Now, which I'd really never thought of as a cover since their version is pretty much definitive. However, I recently looked up the original by the Valentinos (Bobby Womack's first band) and it's excellent:

It's All Over Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDN2yn7zjA)


Here's another cover I discovered recently that brings me out in a broad smile - absolutely love it:

That's Not My Name (http://youtu.be/vCvxsmXYDyA)

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on July 30, 2011, 12:50:25 am
I put this on the office stereo recently. A couple of people assumed this must have been the original and the Foo Fighters version was the cover...

Times Like These (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBlJ325lgYk)

Totally owns it.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Palinurus on July 30, 2011, 10:38:02 am
I'll take some time to go through this thread later and check out the rest of the posts.

I did the first few pages yesterday.

I do like that Fatima Mansions cover of Everything I do...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Efrogwr on August 06, 2011, 06:27:39 pm
Ry Cooder did a good cover of It's All Over Now on Paradise and Lunch.
Most of his solo work was good /great covers.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on August 06, 2011, 06:45:07 pm
Isley Brothers 'Lay Lady Lay' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EgiRjW1AeY) from their album Givin' it back, which is rather a swipe at the number of white artists who had had hits with covers of their songs. They sound like they're enjoying it so much they don't know when to stop.
Put the emotion that Zimmerman lacked into the song.

Of course, no-one should ignore 'Gravelands' by The King; possibly one of the best cover albums ever - the whole concept and execution is genius.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on August 06, 2011, 08:02:39 pm
Thought I'd put forward Beck's cover of The Korgi's Everybody's gotta learn sometime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIVh8Mu1a4Q) as being somewhat great.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on August 08, 2011, 12:14:38 am
Ry Cooder did a good cover of It's All Over Now on Paradise and Lunch.
Most of his solo work was good /great covers.

I'm a big fan of RC.  He's done swo much but I can't think of a single cover that doesn't add to the original in some way.  His Tex-Mex habanera-style take on He'll Have To Go, which is normally a country waltz is great and the time shifts in All Shook Up are great, too.  A true genius!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on August 09, 2011, 03:55:01 pm
Isley Brothers 'Lay Lady Lay' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EgiRjW1AeY) from their album Givin' it back, which is rather a swipe at the number of white artists who had had hits with covers of their songs.

Ironic given the track mentioned in the OP.
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Summer Breeze (Seals and Croft) by the Isley Brothers

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: interzen on August 09, 2011, 04:18:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Dqirtba1M

Take a good song, and make it better ....
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on August 09, 2011, 06:17:31 pm
Excellent! Not heard that one before, though I am rather fond of their version of Anarchy In The UK.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: interzen on August 09, 2011, 06:30:21 pm
Excellent! Not heard that one before, though I am rather fond of their version of Anarchy In The UK.

d.
Saw them live in Leeds a couple of months ago. They were bloody brilliant (and they did 'The Queen Is Dead' :) )
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Post by: clarion on August 09, 2011, 09:07:27 pm
Have we mentioned Patti Smith's Because The Night yet?

Or her Gloria?
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Post by: essexian on August 11, 2011, 12:56:04 pm
Oh look....here comes Ian with another Carter USM song..... this time its their cover of the Insprial "This is how it feels."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ixQFOnU4yM&feature=related


I was at this gig.... brilliant as normal.

Carter do quite a few good covers including Rent, Panic, Down the Tube Station at midnight and bedsitter.


Edit to add....how could I forget this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZXTK_aecwQ&feature=related
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Post by: Billy Weir on August 15, 2011, 09:13:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBXFc8iB2tg

First heard this on Rob da Bank's early morning show (or late night, depending on which end of the telescope you are looking through).

On a completely different train of obscurity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jq617ENMd0
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Post by: Red on August 15, 2011, 09:46:22 pm
Birdy's cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on August 16, 2011, 08:07:27 am
I know this sounds like being one of those 'novelty' style covers, but it's actually rather good:

http://www.last.fm/music/Corduroy/_/Motorhead
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Post by: red marley on August 16, 2011, 08:20:48 am
I love the final few frames of that video - "(C) Acid Jazz 1994". As if we needed telling.


Actually, I have to confess to liking Corduroy. Saw them a few times live and I was once a keyboard player in a band that tried to produce Corduroyesque music.
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Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on August 20, 2011, 10:51:41 pm
Todd Rundgren's cover of 'Tin Soldier' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np0pNrzPqnI)

Then again, he's done rather a lot of good cover versions. Some of them Faithful, others not so much.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Rhys W on September 15, 2011, 05:04:57 pm
Just watched this: [urlhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/sep/15/bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video]bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video[/url]

Great theremin solo.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Juan Martín on November 21, 2011, 06:19:33 pm
Oops! I Did It Again - Richard Thompson (really)

I had forgotten about this and it has just popped up on the shuffle thingy.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 22, 2011, 12:11:21 pm
Oops! I Did It Again - Richard Thompson (really)

How have I never heard that before? Just looked it up on YouTube… Great stuff! Part of his 1,000 years of music thing, apparently.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on November 23, 2011, 09:06:23 am
Just watched this: bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video]http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/sep/15/bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video]bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/sep/15/bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video)

Great theremin solo.  :thumbsup:
Fixed linky, I think
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 23, 2011, 06:59:25 pm
There's a rather nice cover of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights on 6music now by a band called China Drum.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on November 26, 2011, 06:04:44 pm
<ifwehadan Awful Cover Versions thread>

On the radio just now:
Careless Whisper by Seether

No, I've never heard of them either, but they sound like they want to be Metallica. I would suggest they stick to covering Metallica songs in future  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 01, 2011, 02:04:51 am
This has already been mentioned upthread but it came up randomly on my iPod this evening and I enjoyed it so much, I thought I'd share it with you all again - pop goes the prog rocker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DL-FmG4JTIfk


While I'm at it, this is another stone-cold classic genre mash-up - a danceable yet soulful folk-pop rendering of a disco anthem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CutmpI2UhZg

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 02, 2011, 02:02:22 pm
Don't know if they have been mentioned yet but-

Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)". A slant on "(I've had) The time of my life" Dirty Dancing. I think this would be a great track for a spinning class :thumbsup:

"A little respect" by Wheatus from the album Wheatus, covering the Erasure classic.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on December 13, 2011, 05:35:07 pm
I think I've found a goodie that hasn't come up yet (and it's in the rare instrumental category):

Apache by 17 Hippies
http://www.myspace.com/17hippies/music/songs/apache-32412602
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Feanor on December 13, 2011, 05:52:39 pm
I think Rufus Wainwright's rendition of 'Halleluja' ( as featured in Shreck ) has something that Leonard Cohen's didn't.  ( It just came up on Junior's iThing a moment ago. )

And I quite like Leonard Cohen, in a kind of retrospective way.

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Post by: PeteB99 on December 13, 2011, 07:12:46 pm
Have we had the Leningrad Cowboys and the Red army choir yet?

Sweet Home Alabama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFRLrP014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFRLrP014)
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 14, 2011, 06:53:47 pm
Epic ! I love that.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 31, 2012, 10:28:07 am
Adele - Lovesong

Excellent cover of a great Cure track.
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Post by: Rhys W on January 31, 2012, 12:02:28 pm
Speaking of The Cure...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikf69Q7zosg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Rhys W on January 31, 2012, 02:28:44 pm
J just rocks - he has 3 full Marshall stacks pointed at him from 5 feet away.   8)
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 31, 2012, 11:29:43 pm
I tend to rate Summer Breeze by the Isley's as one of the finest cover versions ever. So I was intrigued by what sounded like it might be the original version of 'Who's that Lady'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Kf1Iy5E6U&feature=related
It turned out to be the 64 version by the Isley's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxKgf8fai7M&feature=related
a hell of a tune in itself
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 31, 2012, 11:40:51 pm
I heard the Bryan Ferry version of 'The In Crowd' recently, the coda is the best bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td0YlKnv6Jg&feature=related
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Post by: Palinurus on May 13, 2012, 06:32:42 pm
I do like Tremelo Beer Gut's version of Death Valley '69.

Here: http://youtu.be/T86V_rCqXls (http://youtu.be/T86V_rCqXls)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Rhys W on May 13, 2012, 09:03:03 pm
I am honestly afraid to click on that link, for fear that it doesn't sound as good as I expect it to!
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Post by: Wobbly John on May 13, 2012, 10:40:22 pm
What are peoples' views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTbObag1r0I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTbObag1r0I)
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Post by: Steph on May 13, 2012, 11:47:11 pm
i actually like that one, and it made me think of a cracking cover...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9alAuYr2g_8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-sk9abOYQ4 (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtjShZxsBIA&feature=related and again...but slightly different

I will add this one just for the sake of wallowing in her voice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoGCE1yzwzY&feature=related
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 14, 2012, 12:47:50 am
There's a cover of a Melanie song that did quite well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb63PdPweDc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on May 14, 2012, 04:28:04 pm
What are people's views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?
Oh dear. that was almost brilliant. But then the off-the-beat vocal timing just drove me mental.

It's not her, it's me! :( I can imagine others lapping it up.
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Post by: citoyen on May 14, 2012, 04:33:43 pm
it made me think of a cracking cover...
[Melanie Safka - Ruby Tuesday]

You know, I really thought that had already been mentioned upthread but I checked and it hasn't, which is a shocking oversight on my part. I was brought up on that version and absolutely love it.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on May 14, 2012, 04:59:08 pm
Here's another one of those you may not have realised was a cover.

I bring you one of the only white men who can sing soul - Paul Young and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTWt_pKiMl4

Which - eighties track suit aside - is a stonking rendition

The original was Ann Peebles, and having looked on Youtube there are a huge numbers of versions, but the only one that sounds like the version I have and that can send chills down your spine (although laptop speakers don't do it justice) is this from 72:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b05Laa7GS5g
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2012, 05:05:28 pm
Probably been mentioned before, but the second half of Nirvana's Unplugged set was all covers, and a couple stand out for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcXYz0gtJeM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fregObNcHC8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh1lce1PwmY
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2012, 05:07:11 pm
And just for completeness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnGc-6GHQps
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on May 14, 2012, 10:04:47 pm
I used to drink with Mr Young....
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Biggsy on May 14, 2012, 10:13:35 pm
What are peoples' views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?

Boring.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 14, 2012, 10:24:59 pm
What are peoples' views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?
Not as good as the version by The Beautiful South.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LindaG on May 15, 2012, 09:25:28 pm
A stunning cover version of a stunning song by an iconic artist.   l like it even more the original, if that were possible.

Hand in Glove by Sandie Shaw with Johnny Marr et al.  Thanks to the Tune Association thread for reminding me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyx4yJ-RNTQ
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Post by: interzen on May 15, 2012, 09:44:35 pm
Loop - Mother Sky

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

Whilst I like Can, a lot, this kills the original stone dead - you can almost smell the dope smoke ;)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on May 16, 2012, 09:01:54 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYPg8qCrNAY

This could go in either this thread of the criminal cover versions thread.  Whichever you think it should be in you can't argue that they have taken a truly miserable song and made it even more miserable.

It makes Leonard Cohen sound downright happy....
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on May 16, 2012, 06:18:42 pm
Can I admit to being in the audience for that Oysters/Tabor performance?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Palinurus on May 16, 2012, 06:41:36 pm
I am honestly afraid to click on that link, for fear that it doesn't sound as good as I expect it to!

I think it will be safe.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LindaG on May 19, 2012, 01:03:53 pm
Patti Smith's album of covers, 'Twelve', including 'Teen Spirit' is absolutely great, I listen to it all the time.  Recommended.  I do like her though.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 20, 2012, 09:45:07 am
Rodders and The Faces - Maybe I'm Amazed  (Paul Mcartney)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLhoLkTyNkM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLhoLkTyNkM)

I'm Loosing You (The Temptations)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOPJXrUWII&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOPJXrUWII&feature=related)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 28, 2012, 03:46:46 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2haiLrFRJqY&feature=related
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: jogler on May 28, 2012, 03:56:28 pm
The Shadows have built a career on great cover versions
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LEE on May 28, 2012, 04:29:31 pm
The Shadows have built a career on great cover versions

FTFY

imo, every Shadows cover version renders an otherwise good song into "elevator music".

PS.  I am a big fan of actual original Shadows music, having covered most of their greats in my early teens using only a tennis racquet.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: jogler on May 28, 2012, 04:37:37 pm
The Shadows have built a career on great cover versions

FTFY

imo, every Shadows cover version renders an otherwise good song into "elevator music".

PS.  I am a big fan of actual original Shadows music, having covered most of their greats in my early teens using only a tennis racquet.

I can do the Shads onna stratoracket ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on June 09, 2012, 04:53:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C5-ClvcHtK4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on June 09, 2012, 09:31:35 pm
Los Colorados do Rammstein's "Du hast".

http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5xSxGhlHfc

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Rhys W on June 10, 2012, 12:21:17 am
Loop - Mother Sky

Whilst I like Can, a lot, this kills the original stone dead - you can almost smell the dope smoke ;)

I think I have a flexi-disc somewhere of the last gig by fey indie-janglers The Field Mice doing a cover of a Loop song, all feedback and venom. Most odd.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: interzen on June 13, 2012, 10:25:06 am
Couple of epic Slayer covers here. First, Apocalyptica doing 'Angel Of Death' with cellos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUE-wMQFX3Y

Finally, Tori Amos(!) covering "Raining Blood". Yes, really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCpOAXIgF9U

The Tori Amos cover is epic in more ways than I can possibly imagine ;D

EDIT: Actually, this is more epic - Motorhead doing "Enter Sandman" ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF9Gr5waAJg&feature=related
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: microphonie on June 13, 2012, 11:45:02 am
Technically not a cover version as it only uses the melody of Black Sabbath's Iron Man, but worth posting 'cos it's ace:

Lee Scratch Perry on great form collaborating with the On-U Sound label.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHadLAHQSvU&feature=related
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Biggsy on June 23, 2012, 09:26:24 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti336dxpQgk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Rhys W on August 09, 2012, 11:01:28 am
This one is quite interesting...

http://vimeo.com/24938151
Title: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on August 13, 2012, 08:19:04 pm
This just came up on my iPod on shuffle - not so much a cover as an homage, but it takes the cheesiness of the original and cranks it up to 11...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf_h9kg9n2Y

I feel sorry for Blamcmange - they were the band who weren't the Pet Shop Boys with the keyboard player who wasn't Vince Clarke, but they did two classic electropop albums.

Talking of turning it up to 11, I really shouldn't admit to liking this but I do. Very much...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97IcMvkyw-Y

d.
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Post by: clarion on August 13, 2012, 08:22:09 pm
I do love that Blancmange track. 
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Rhys W on August 16, 2012, 02:51:59 pm
Just when you think you've seen it all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa4JWzEPJe8&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on August 16, 2012, 03:43:21 pm
Bonkers.

d.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: red marley on August 16, 2012, 05:02:15 pm
Sort of reminds me of this:

Acid Brass - What time is love? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-FwZuEKQE)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on September 16, 2012, 06:03:06 pm
It's not a real cover version, just a remix, but the dance version of "Long Train Runnin'" improves on the original quite subtly.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on September 16, 2012, 09:41:54 pm
Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George doing Blind Faith's (Stevie Winwood) "Cant Find My Way Home"
Doesn't start until about 2:50 through this YouTube clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tJiyU_gjY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tJiyU_gjY&feature=related)

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on September 16, 2012, 10:19:19 pm
The Velvets get the psychedelic treatment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW-qJWaY4C0
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on September 16, 2012, 10:24:20 pm
2Pac in a blues-rock stylee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Nlmm6w6rc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on September 17, 2012, 08:48:00 pm
Cornershop's sitar-laden cover of Norwegian Wood:

http://youtu.be/y_5V62wxnWY

(it's knocking about on an advert for some TV show at the moment).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on September 20, 2012, 01:12:02 pm
Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George doing Blind Faith's (Stevie Winwood) "Cant Find My Way Home"
Doesn't start until about 2:50 through this YouTube clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tJiyU_gjY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tJiyU_gjY&feature=related)

By gum that were good, quite set me off on a Youtube frolic, back to the original which was truly great and through some peripheral ambles off to what has to be the strangest nomination for great cover version. Can't find my way home by..... Steve Winwood. It appears via his website as the kick off for a cover version contest http://www.stevewinwood.com/contests also uploaded officially to youtube (inc HD) . Been up since May apparently but no other covers. Could be fun to watch for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI





Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 07, 2012, 11:34:02 am
The Civil Wars doing Michael Jackson's Billie Jean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aiC_CxJ8Vc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aiC_CxJ8Vc&feature=related)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on November 07, 2012, 04:53:07 pm
McArthur Park by Hugo Montenegro. It's like the incidental music to a Jason King car chase. I love the timpani.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNM6187cznE&feature=related
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 07, 2012, 05:50:37 pm
Groovy ! parts of that sound like the Pearl and Dean theme tune.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on November 10, 2012, 06:50:17 pm
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes

I think this was another Otis Redding song - the Crowes just gave it that extra 5% tempo, and it really flies along. Love it.

(There's also a Tom Jones version, which sucked.)

+1. 

Also like Diamonds and Rust - Judas Priest covering Joan Baez  ::-)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on November 14, 2012, 02:51:59 pm
This is astonishing, crank it up. Joss Stone & Melissa Etheridge,  Take Another Little Piece of my Heart

Melissa appears at around 2:00, it was recorded shortly after her chemotherapy which adds several layers to her performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FwL_huvYjQ
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on December 01, 2012, 04:58:34 pm
2 for the price of one with the local group Soulweaver, who I saw play last week - Hendrix's Voodoo Chile vs Fleetwood Mac's The Chain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0FlCZQleg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on December 01, 2012, 06:04:28 pm
If you think you've heard it all, I suggest doing a YouTube search for a Finnish super-group called Northern Kings, who have given an interesting selection of songs the symphonic metal treatment. Kyle Minogue's "I Should Be So Lucky", imagined more as a phone call from a stalker, anyone?  ;D

http://youtu.be/PNbN9XbNvBU
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: onb on December 02, 2012, 07:52:32 pm
Apologies if its been mentioned befor


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwwNXpIXgdY
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on December 02, 2012, 11:52:03 pm
I'm quite taken with Thea Gilmore's acoustic cover of Dead Or Alive's 'You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcrDuw5y1Q
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 14, 2012, 11:17:43 am
A seasonal one - won't be to everyone's taste but I rather like it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfsxMIBI7n8

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 18, 2012, 12:25:00 pm
This ticks all the boxes for me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsOsLlihVrk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 19, 2012, 10:20:23 am
While browsing Northern Soul stuff on YouTube this morning, I came across this jaw-dropping take on Eleanor Rigby that combines the sublime vocals of Kim Weston with astonishing orchestration.
I like the Aretha and Ray Charles versions but this is something else...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhHzIH9W9Sc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: canny colin on December 22, 2012, 12:12:44 am
I saw kim weston perform at a northern soul night in the sage in gateshead a few years a go now.  she was spot on.   
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on December 23, 2012, 11:57:39 am
Heard this cover of Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" by Alison Moyet on the radio today. Lovely. I didn't know she was half French. She;s actually Geneviève Moyet, Alison is her middle name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv9M4oCqhbM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv9M4oCqhbM)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LindaG on December 24, 2012, 12:01:21 am
Heard this cover of Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" by Alison Moyet on the radio today. Lovely. I didn't know she was half French. She;s actually Genevi�ve Moyet, Alison is her middle name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv9M4oCqhbM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv9M4oCqhbM)

Oh, god.  That's just too good.  Must you?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MattH on February 12, 2013, 10:30:11 pm
Not usually a fan of Presley, but this is good

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

(actually, most of the Gravelands album is worth a listen)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Illegal Combat Ant on February 12, 2013, 10:34:35 pm
The Peddlers - On a Clear Day. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAsNH13uLjU)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on February 13, 2013, 05:20:59 pm
Not sure it's great but I rather like it

Samba Patti (sic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0m0LodkdmY
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Littlesox on February 19, 2013, 10:32:04 pm
At one time I was in to "heavy stuff" and latched on to what was hailed at the time as "The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal" (or NWOBM as labelled by NME). I saw Iron Maiden on their first tour, and moshed to the likes of Panterra and Saxon in small venues until it all went global. Despite all this, one of the bands I never really took to was Def Leppard - don't know why, but not really my thing.

However, fast forward many years, and catching up with an old school friend (who was always a big fan of theirs) lead me to hear an album of all covers by Def Leppard. Pretty damn good it was too ! Blondies' Hanging on the telephone, and The Kinks Waterloo Sunset feature. However, the revelation, and my contendor for the album would be their version of David Essex's Rock On.

Track it down and give it a spin pop-pickers. It'll knock your socks off. Not half !
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: ianrauk on February 27, 2013, 03:35:14 pm
Husker Du - Eight Miles High

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBKyBlJ_JN8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBKyBlJ_JN8)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: jogler on February 27, 2013, 05:05:18 pm
I like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0WDetbx0Rk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PaulF on February 27, 2013, 05:58:25 pm
Lotte Kestner does a great version of "I Want You" (the Elvis Costello version), in fact most of her covers album Stolen is pretty good.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on February 28, 2013, 09:00:33 am
Following my discovered passion for Patax, Man in the Mirror, where the intensity builds wonderfully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf-pZxIQM2k
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Efrogwr on February 28, 2013, 09:52:57 am
Halleluja by k d lang. I like the song anyway, but she lifts it to a new level.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on February 28, 2013, 10:11:48 am
I have a feeling we've had this one already, but it won't hurt to mention it again...

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

Not just a great cover version but a great translation - it achieves the rare feat of matching the poetry and wit of the original.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Littlesox on March 01, 2013, 10:05:25 pm
Sinead O'Connor - Ode to Billie Joe
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on March 01, 2013, 10:11:29 pm
Following my discovered passion for Patax, Man in the Mirror, where the intensity builds wonderfully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf-pZxIQM2k

We enjoyed that one!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on March 06, 2013, 02:48:27 pm

By gum that were good, quite set me off on a Youtube frolic, back to the original which was truly great and through some peripheral ambles off to what has to be the strangest nomination for great cover version. Can't find my way home by..... Steve Winwood. It appears via his website as the kick off for a cover version contest http://www.stevewinwood.com/contests also uploaded officially to youtube (inc HD) . Been up since May apparently but no other covers. Could be fun to watch for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI

The winners are in

#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FId2Sy2fk
Brenna Fitzgerald


#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Lv-PZN81c
Yochi Aoyama


#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y4itjg92EE
edlamps
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on March 06, 2013, 10:52:35 pm
Black Magic woman


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcJHqVr65I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcJHqVr65I)


Tuvan throat singing at its best

Seriously - an excellent album
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 08, 2013, 06:50:00 pm
Just found this - a great band doing a great cover of a great song by one of the all time great recording artists...

http://youtu.be/W7LtX9k_ElU
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 08, 2013, 06:58:39 pm
And this version is pretty damn great too...

http://youtu.be/0-rvmYCHm5o
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on March 08, 2013, 08:33:38 pm
Just found this - a great band doing a great cover of a great song by one of the all time great recording artists...

http://youtu.be/W7LtX9k_ElU

The missing link between The Jam and The Style Council

(edit: response before I clicked the second link)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 03:12:31 pm
Smoove and Turrell, a great cover of "Don't Go":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGLXYHne8nU

The Milk, their, also excellent, cover of "Express Yourself", but I can't find a video for it, only find it on SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/thisisthemilk/express-yourself
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Pingu on March 15, 2013, 09:51:36 pm
http://www.channel4.com/news/russian-grannies-imagine-singing-with-guru-murthy-video
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 22, 2013, 09:26:02 am
"Your no good" famously done by Linda Ronstadt but here by Van Halen. Almost unrecognizable but excellent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl0TqgbVRaI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl0TqgbVRaI)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 22, 2013, 09:29:17 am
Heart's "Baracuda" covered by Alice in Chains fronted by country singer Gretchen Wilson. She rawks ! Who new ? Watch out for Nancy Wilson coming on stage half way through to do the solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqQkECIn738 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqQkECIn738)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 15, 2013, 08:24:55 am
Discovered this recently, can't believe I've not heard it before. Now excuse me, I think I've got a speck of dust in my eye or something...

http://youtu.be/GEO7MNk3PF4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 31, 2013, 05:12:21 pm
The original version of a country classic, better known for the cover by Paul Simon...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2mBkQzg-Po
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 31, 2013, 05:52:18 pm
Delbert McClinton's take on Lay Down Sally.

Becca Bramlett sounds and moves just like her mum !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DfbGnC3fMI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DfbGnC3fMI)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on May 31, 2013, 07:46:49 pm
The original version of a country classic, better known for the cover by Paul Simon...

Careful! There will be kids reading this who don't know any better.

(Graceland was a Paul Simon composition. AFAIK, anyway!)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on June 01, 2013, 12:05:34 am
(Graceland was a Paul Simon composition. AFAIK, anyway!)

Lyrically, it's unmistakeably Paul Simon. Works soooo well as a country tune though!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 01, 2013, 04:25:42 pm
Grace Potter puts a different spin on Beyonce's "Why don't you love me"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtDbpTbbVxQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtDbpTbbVxQ)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on July 01, 2013, 09:59:32 pm
Bloody right  pcolbeck... and White Rabbit deserves mention too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOxwveMaaZA
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 02, 2013, 07:47:19 am
And Tush. Tight band she has too. The excellent Catherine Popper (ex Hem, Ryan Adams and Willie Nelson bands) used to play base with the Nocturnals for several years.

http://vimeo.com/31653062 (http://vimeo.com/31653062)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on July 02, 2013, 08:30:33 am
Are instrumental covers allowed here?

Lee Ritenour, Shape of My Heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leIHpa7KmAA

Warning - listening to the album it comes from - Six String Theory -  might be bad for your pocket. To quote "Ritenour is among twenty legendary world class guitarists who guest on the recording, produced along with John Burk of Concord Records. Joining him in this tribute to the guitar, the all-star line-up includes: George Benson, BB King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Robert Cray and Vince Gill among many other superstars."
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on July 02, 2013, 09:14:09 am
Been having a blues-fest this morning

Beth Hart, Change is gonna come. Not as smooth as Sam Cooke, but real blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnIL8AKWRNQ
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on August 16, 2013, 11:35:32 am
A cover version doing what it is supposed to do, i.e. not just faithfully re-produce the original, but make it their own.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Apples, with their cover of "Killing In The Name Of".

If this doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he9E2Kd-3n4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on August 26, 2013, 10:56:44 am
The Stones covering Stevie Wonder's "I don't know why"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46cBLgtaTs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46cBLgtaTs)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on August 28, 2013, 10:14:05 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEI2K7kLmp8
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: RJ on August 28, 2013, 10:43:44 pm
Apologies if these have already appeared (but then that's partly the point ;)):

Inner City Blues - Working Week
Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
I'm Looking Through You - Steve Earle
Walk On By - Stranglers
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 26, 2013, 10:52:47 am
The Damned's version of Eloise.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on September 26, 2013, 11:56:46 am
The All-nighter's Tainted Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18nkT-LK3eI

Not because it is better than the original
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPQFSBWBQVs

But because it is better than the Soft Cell out.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on October 21, 2013, 07:32:05 pm
Probably not good enough for this thread, but Javis Cocker played Vanilla Fudge's slightly emotive psych-rock cover of You Keep Me Hangin' On yesterday, and mentioned the memorable performances by the band, so I went to check out the video. Wow. These lads are giving it everything.  The bassist looks as though his goldfish just died in a terrible accident, the guitarist gives some great gurning, and even the drummer's showing off by twirling his drumsticks. None of it's quite as scary as the singer/keyboardist, though. Especially his teeth.

http://youtu.be/YFabNBveHOk

Apparently Vanilla Fudge were a psych-rock covers band. It's like Deep Purple went pop.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Zipperhead on October 21, 2013, 08:40:42 pm
Apologies if these have already appeared (but then that's partly the point ;)):

Inner City Blues - Working Week

I've had to go and put that one because I haven't enjoyed it for far too long
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Pingu on October 23, 2013, 10:14:58 pm
Gideon Coe on 6Music is hosting a programme of covers right now.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on November 03, 2013, 09:13:38 am
Have I mentioned Patax before? I have, oh  ;)

They Don't Care About Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZVtWQuVW4

Oh. And if you liked that, Smooth Criminal - no Bulerias, unfortunately

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSn9rwS4JJs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Gus on December 10, 2013, 05:01:58 pm
The Dresden Dolls ~ War pigs

http://youtu.be/WimY82SpGhY (http://youtu.be/WimY82SpGhY)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PaulF on December 10, 2013, 05:04:11 pm
Just found another couple:

Mick Harvey's version of "The Way Young Lovers Do" and Fun Lovin' Criminals version of "Couldn't Get it Right"
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 12, 2013, 09:52:51 am
I love this. A stylish, soulful cover of an electropop classic...

https://soundcloud.com/izzy-lindqwister/dont-go

She's also done a great cover of a Jacques Dutronc song - which I love, being a Jacques Dutronc fan:

https://soundcloud.com/izzy-lindqwister/izzy-lindqwister-les-gens-sont

Her own compositions are rather good too!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on December 22, 2013, 04:39:59 pm
The Dresden Dolls ~ War pigs

http://youtu.be/WimY82SpGhY (http://youtu.be/WimY82SpGhY)
Wow. What a drummer!
Title: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on January 11, 2014, 12:39:26 pm
Just reminded of this by hearing it on 6music and I don't think we've had it before so...

I love the original, but this is one of those occasions where the cover is possibly even better. When you listen to it, it's almost impossible to believe it was written by a Dartford-born British public schoolboy... It could almost pass for authentic delta blues.

Dead Flowers - Townes Van Zandt

http://youtu.be/NBwC7Qzljso
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on February 07, 2014, 03:22:39 pm
Wow, I hadn't realised that was a cover version ;D I heard it in the Big Lebowski, and assumed it was a van Zandt original.

He does have the proper accent to pull it off, and things do sound better with a proper accent, which is what I thought when I was listening back to Arab Strap's ultra-Scottish cover of You Shook Me All Night Long:

http://youtu.be/xZH1f3jENu0
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on February 07, 2014, 03:53:34 pm
The guitar on TvZ's Dead Flowers is beautiful - good bass.  Not too fond of some of his other stuff - hard to know when he's singing that way for effect or if he's just careless - but Dead Flowers is wellnigh perfect.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 07, 2014, 04:00:13 pm
Pissed quite often rather than careless actually.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 09, 2014, 10:08:27 pm
Iron Maiden managed to do a version of Hocus Pocus without yodelling, which is an immediate improvement on the original.  Very good recording, and I'm a bit sad I only came across it yesterday.

Iron Maiden also do a fair cover of Doctor Doctor (the UFO version, not the Thompson Twins ::-) ).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MattH on February 11, 2014, 06:12:07 am
Eddie and the Soul Band's version of Shaft (video link set to 6:37 in, which is where the 2nd 12 inch version starts)

http://youtu.be/ftaSCYk5Kg4?t=6m37s

As it says in the youtube "about" comment, in his later years Isaac Hayes performed a version live that was based on this rather than his 1971 original.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 11, 2014, 06:56:38 am
The Ukulele Orchestra do a very good version of Shaft.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on February 12, 2014, 02:44:16 pm
clarion's Hocus Pocus post led me to this thread, on a forum that quite frankly scares me a little (and not just with the somewhat unrestrained sigs): http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=88154
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2014, 02:46:20 pm
Sorry.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 13, 2014, 08:35:19 am
Lowell George - What Do You Want the Girl To Do

http://youtu.be/7a2lvQ2qMLE

It's an Allen Toussaint song that quite a few people have covered including Bonnie Raitt but this version from Lowell's solo album "Thanks I'll Eat it Here" is my favorite.
The whole album is excellent if you ever run across it by the way. I only have it on vinyl after picking it up in a bargain bin years ago.

[edit]
Wikipedia reveals that Bonnie Raitt is singing backing vocals on Lowell's version which is kind of circular.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 05, 2014, 03:03:10 pm
I'm not a fan of Miles Kane but I just heard his take on Jacques Dutronc's Le Responsable (on the rather excellent soundtrack to the forthcoming film Svengali (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Svengali-OST-Various-Artists/dp/B00IERAFQU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394031739&sr=8-1&keywords=svengali+soundtrack), currently playing on the office stereo) and I have to admit I liked it - it's a pretty straight cover, just with the words translated into English...

http://youtu.be/MRqdi_dpOfw

If the film is even half as good as the soundtrack, it'll be worth seeing.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on March 05, 2014, 08:33:42 pm
Lowell George - What Do You Want the Girl To Do

The whole album is excellent if you ever run across it by the way. I only have it on vinyl after picking it up in a bargain bin years ago.


Agreed. The cover of I Can't Stand the Rain is pretty good too.

Another of the Gone Too Young club.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Zipperhead on March 05, 2014, 11:33:50 pm
There are some songs that mere humans just shouldn't try and cover because they are, after all, not Etta. They just haven't lived enough and they just haven't got the voice for it, and adding warbling just isn't going to do it.

But, oh but, Koko Taylor did this version of I'd Rather Go Blind which is up there with Etta....

http://youtu.be/Hpvm4GbnFZQ (http://youtu.be/Hpvm4GbnFZQ)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 07, 2014, 11:15:08 am
Not a song and all classical music is essentially covers but:

Chris Thile - Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 (http://youtu.be/j3lH_Tevw5o)

Bach on a mandolin by a master mandolin player.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Pingu on March 07, 2014, 06:50:38 pm
Not sure it's great, but it's a cover version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbdwmBKA5ro
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on March 09, 2014, 08:41:41 pm
Wilson Picket, Hey Jude, with Duane Allman. I really like Roger Hawkin's drumming on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD0y8Q2PATVyI&v=0y8Q2PATVyI
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 09, 2014, 08:47:49 pm
Wilson Picket, Hey Jude, with Duane Allman. I really like Roger Hawkin's drumming on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD0y8Q2PATVyI&v=0y8Q2PATVyI

That's excellent.  Muscle Shoals again.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on March 09, 2014, 09:36:08 pm
The Beatles covered one of the earliest Muscle Shoals recordings by Arthur Alexander.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVJwwLcV3KY

The Mick Hucknall cover of the Beatles cover is very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crvz9_0SVa8
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on March 10, 2014, 07:53:29 am
Introduced to me by Mrs T, this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk

It's worth checking out some of their other stuff, too.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 20, 2014, 11:22:41 am
Linda Ronstadt - Willin'

http://youtu.be/IJHcD0kHTGk

A different take than Lowell's origional.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 20, 2014, 11:27:00 am
Another one from Linda.

Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good

http://youtu.be/haZPPBJC8Ic

bongotastic !
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: jogler on March 20, 2014, 01:46:25 pm
I like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAkMTu6q2pY

one of my favourite tracks by a band who I have never liked watching* but whose music I do enjoy.

*I like this particular video for the other performers strutting their stuff.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on April 12, 2014, 12:53:31 am
Those of you who've been watching the Arena programme on Spitting Image this evening will have heard this (it wasn't too hard to find):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa4JWzEPJe8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa4JWzEPJe8)

A Welsh male voice choir (and a piano) singing "Blue Monday". Impressive
Wow!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on April 15, 2014, 06:04:11 pm
Cover version? I think so. I have a thing about watching ASL/BSL versions of songs, even though I can't understand a word, ever since seeing the version of Cee Lo Green's **** You (amusingly the copyright owners complained about the track of the original so audio is now muted, a funny speeded up version is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtQ9lEuEzrc - I would have thought the SL version has similar humour to the audio)

But I really think this version of Gotye's Someone I use to know adds to the original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUt4W8sE8Ns
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on April 15, 2014, 08:39:04 pm
Those of you who've been watching the Arena programme on Spitting Image this evening will have heard this (it wasn't too hard to find):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa4JWzEPJe8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa4JWzEPJe8)

A Welsh male voice choir (and a piano) singing "Blue Monday". Impressive

Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, the best live act that I saw last year:

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

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on April 16, 2014, 11:49:56 pm
Esther Phillip's version of Scott Heron's Home is where the hatred is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvdnMzQGbEQ

She sings it like she means it:
"You keep saying, kick it, quit it, kick it, quit it
God, but did you ever try"

:(
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on April 17, 2014, 12:17:54 pm
More curiosity than great, but allow me to present Ne Me Quitte Pas... by Iggy Pop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDcnH1clqjU

Worth it for Fabrice Eurly's piano, actually
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on April 22, 2014, 10:55:21 am
Esther Phillip's version of Scott Heron's Home is where the hatred is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvdnMzQGbEQ

She sings it like she means it:
"You keep saying, kick it, quit it, kick it, quit it
God, but did you ever try"

:(


It's a brave singer who tries to cover Gil, but that works.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on April 26, 2014, 11:49:04 am
Not quite a cover version but maybe an improvement on the original

Dolly Parton Jolene at 33 1/3 rpm (http://www.wimp.com/unexpectedsound/)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 26, 2014, 03:44:51 pm
Another take on Jolene

http://youtu.be/SXOYpLOMZo4

Grace Potter.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 26, 2014, 03:49:28 pm
She likes to do cover versions so here for contrast to Jolene she slips War Pigs into her set:

http://youtu.be/aFs96cYCNgw
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on April 29, 2014, 11:39:07 am
Ode to Billie Joe, by Ray Charles. Sung by Clydie King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmlZEbs_z-c
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on April 29, 2014, 12:07:31 pm
As seen on last week's ...Later, Zara Mcfarlane's cover of "Police and Thieves".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBXbrOOo2nM
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on May 26, 2014, 01:17:30 am
Redlight, I was at that Spooky performance.

Now, as Pingu says, it's a cover version...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZvpHwoQfqk&list=RD6CNB5OLUPM0&index=23
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 31, 2014, 01:17:10 pm
Uncle Tupelo cover The Stooges "I wanna be your dog"

http://youtu.be/IWn5B1FE3fU
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on June 29, 2014, 12:05:46 am
Zappa's 'Whippin' Post' is pretty epic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi-dm1JU4no
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on June 29, 2014, 12:26:11 am
Zappa's 'Whippin' Post' is pretty epic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi-dm1JU4no

But do I prefer the Zappa 'Bolero' ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2hiDYE5Qdw
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 14, 2014, 08:42:08 pm
Shelby Lynne - Just A little Lovin'

Fantastic alternative take on the Dusty Springfield original. Apparently she did a whole album of them and they are all blinding !

http://youtu.be/VRUyc64esjU

Edit : oh yes Breakfast in Bed live !

http://youtu.be/3BTxk6sBPWI

I can feel a CD splurge coming on !
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Efrogwr on July 19, 2014, 09:16:47 pm
Wilson Picket, Hey Jude, with Duane Allman. I really like Roger Hawkin's drumming on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD0y8Q2PATVyI&v=0y8Q2PATVyI

Bloody hell! I've just found this. Cracking stuff.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on July 20, 2014, 01:09:04 am
A cover of "Blurred Lines"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckDT0hGyofE

It's not about the song  - I could watch/listen to this girl sing all day!!!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on July 30, 2014, 10:41:02 pm
Discovered this recently - better late than never. It is all kinds of awesome...

Flaming Lips cover Madonna's Borderline (http://vimeo.com/m/4103608)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 06, 2014, 02:04:02 pm
DJ Random has just coughed up John Campbell's version of "When The Levee Breaks".  Not better or worse than Zeppelin, but bangin' all the same.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on August 06, 2014, 04:18:30 pm
From discussions elsewhere, two very different covers of Ring of Fire.

Wall of Voodoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cyfTFbzk9A
Social Distortion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaksqH2YXQ
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on August 06, 2014, 05:15:28 pm
This is a good, if not great cover. Bluegrass covers of heavy metal are nothing new, but this made me smile from the start - it makes you think that a banjo is THE obvious choice for playing that riff!

http://loudwire.com/steve-n-seagulls-acdc-thunderstruck/


And I may be a bit late with this one, but it's rather good:
http://youtu.be/aTNC9l46oR4

Arctic Monkeys do Love Machine - which really was a great pop-song! I reckon we'll hear a lot of Girls Aloud covers in time ...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on August 06, 2014, 06:09:38 pm
This is a good, if not great cover. Bluegrass covers of heavy metal are nothing new, but this made me smile from the start - it makes you think that a banjo is THE obvious choice for playing that riff!

http://loudwire.com/steve-n-seagulls-acdc-thunderstruck/


Awesome.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on August 06, 2014, 07:36:42 pm
And I may be a bit late with this one, but it's rather good:
http://youtu.be/aTNC9l46oR4

Arctic Monkeys do Love Machine - which really was a great pop-song! I reckon we'll hear a lot of Girls Aloud covers in time ...

That is great. I've always thought the key to a good cover was the song being good in the first place. Which may sound like a trite observation but the point is that a well crafted song transcends genre. And some of these cheesy throwaway pop songs are actually very well crafted indeed.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on August 06, 2014, 07:56:34 pm
Yes exactly  :thumbsup:

(You could even say that a lot of pop classics are wasted on crappy talent-free manufactured bands!)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on August 07, 2014, 01:02:06 pm
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers (http://mentalfloss.com/article/53336/20-songs-you-might-not-know-were-covers)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 07, 2014, 03:49:24 pm
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers (http://mentalfloss.com/article/53336/20-songs-you-might-not-know-were-covers)

Page keeps crashing Chrome chiz :(
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on August 07, 2014, 04:16:01 pm
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers (http://mentalfloss.com/article/53336/20-songs-you-might-not-know-were-covers)
I didn't know about No3  :-[

Apart from records I know NOTHING about, I knew the rest  ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on August 07, 2014, 04:21:29 pm
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers (http://mentalfloss.com/article/53336/20-songs-you-might-not-know-were-covers)

Page keeps crashing Chrome chiz :(

Works fine in FlamingReynard.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on August 07, 2014, 04:38:32 pm
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers (http://mentalfloss.com/article/53336/20-songs-you-might-not-know-were-covers)

Page keeps crashing Chrome chiz :(

IME Chrome has never played at all well with pages containing lots of embedded videos. Added to which, the latest version seems to slurp up my PC's RAM like Oliver Reed working his merry way through the contents of a hotel mini-bar.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 07, 2014, 10:59:58 pm
Worked, albeit slowly, in Chrome under Windoze.

I wasn't surprised to see that the author is USAnian as anyone who thought Cum On Feel The Noize was a Quiet Riot original must be:

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on August 08, 2014, 02:08:34 am
Zappa's 'Whippin' Post' is pretty epic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi-dm1JU4no

But do I prefer the Zappa 'Bolero' ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2hiDYE5Qdw
And related to other posts, there is his Swaggart Version of Ring of Fire.

"Oh, Annie! Oh, Annie! Oh,  Anne---usol!"
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on October 19, 2014, 07:52:07 pm
BBC radio are running a "best covers evah" type poll this week. Tom Robinson has been playhing some crackers just now,  including this:
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=dwZEVI72J-6s7Abv2oHIAQ&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D4op1esLn4mc&ved=0CCcQtwIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNG1XaTbCoje5Q6XIb2PrZ1X8lJAxA
Nouvelle Vague - Ever Fallen In Love

... which I adore, and may not have been on this thread already?

earlier he played quite a decent Smiths cover, which was new to me; I can't actually recall any other Smiths covers. <floodgates open ... >
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on October 19, 2014, 08:51:51 pm
I'm not exactly blown away by the new Alt-J album but I rather like this gem of a cover they've tacked on the end of it...

http://youtu.be/lIboZ8Hi6mY
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on October 19, 2014, 08:59:33 pm
Specially for you, mattc: http://youtu.be/LtmS2ePSSdU

Just be grateful I didn't post a link to Miley Cyrus's take on There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on October 24, 2014, 11:42:07 am
Here's one that's not covered much. I like this though, Lucinda's rasp makes a nice change from the original.

http://youtu.be/zvzJ39m4vsA
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on December 11, 2014, 02:08:11 pm
I know I've posted Patax before, but this isn't Patax. Almost.

It's a man's world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAy1ZQQLXEE
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 11, 2014, 07:17:18 pm
I finished Richard Coles's autobiography the other day and have been listening to some Communards/Bronski Beat this week. I know some miserable buggers will deny it, but the Communards' version of Don't Leave Me This Way is absolutely stonkingly phenomenol. It manages to retain a touch of melancholy while being completely joyous and compellingly danceable.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh BABY!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 12, 2014, 12:10:52 pm
I finished Richard Coles's autobiography the other day and have been listening to some Communards/Bronski Beat this week. I know some miserable buggers will deny it, but the Communards' version of Don't Leave Me This Way is absolutely stonkingly phenomenol. It manages to retain a touch of melancholy while being completely joyous and compellingly danceable.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh BABY!

And Jimmy S still does it justice. He belted it out at rewind this summer :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: IanDG on December 12, 2014, 12:38:39 pm
Has this been mentioned yet?

http://youtu.be/MBYo9o6y1k4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on December 12, 2014, 01:10:02 pm
I finished Richard Coles's autobiography the other day and have been listening to some Communards/Bronski Beat this week. I know some miserable buggers will deny it, but the Communards' version of Don't Leave Me This Way is absolutely stonkingly phenomenol. It manages to retain a touch of melancholy while being completely joyous and compellingly danceable.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh BABY!
And Smalltown Boy is one of the most joyous celebrations of, er, loneliness ever.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 12, 2014, 01:43:14 pm
I think You Are My World is my favourite Communards song.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: sg37409 on December 17, 2014, 03:21:27 pm
Cecilia, by Suggs  from "The Lone Ranger" album the whole of which is a pretty good album.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 23, 2014, 01:41:34 pm
Adam Buxton & Gaz Coombes - I Believe In Father Christmas

http://youtu.be/21jo7Z8z1ys
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: IanDG on December 23, 2014, 03:47:27 pm
Thgis has always been my favourite of cover versions - and (I would argue) probably the greatest ever

RIP Joe

http://youtu.be/bRzKUVjHkGk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on February 12, 2015, 10:16:01 pm
Couple of Futureheads tunes. I thought I'd already mentioned them, but in case I haven't...

Beeswing (Richard Thompson cover):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUghLcfXUGg

The No. 1 Song in Heaven (Sparks):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Uc1eunvBc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 18, 2015, 09:17:01 am
Greg Allman's version of Jackson Browne's "These Days"

http://youtu.be/zCUxJFtTFNk

Jackson Browne considered it the definitive version and I have to agree. Nico's version is pretty good too in an icy German Nico kind of way.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 11, 2015, 06:01:28 pm
Maroon 5's Maps - covered by The Postmodern Jukebox with Morgan James on vocals.

https://youtu.be/8gO_lxThc1M
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 11, 2015, 06:38:58 pm
A clutch of My Morning Jacket ones:

Oh sweet nothing (Velvet Underground)
https://youtu.be/7H1i1I1BFn4

Tyrone (Erykah Badu)
https://youtu.be/mPsw5ssi-58

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
https://youtu.be/tQsTPiVLgEo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Oaky on March 11, 2015, 06:49:47 pm
I found out recently that the Jose Gonzalez Heartbeats version is a cover.

I hadn't realised until I heard the original, that it was by a Swedish electronica duo "The Knife" originally.  I like both versions.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on March 13, 2015, 12:37:08 pm
Not strictly a cover, found through Digg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpASSx0ecTU

Their comment: To everyone who ever felt cool for finishing this song on "Guitar Hero": don't

"Comfortably numb" is done reasonable justice to, as well.

Mind you they make a big thing about her being only 15, I've looked at her facebook page and she is almost 16 now. I wonder what music it would take to get her excited?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 13, 2015, 01:18:42 pm
She needs to learn some feel. There is more to life than being bang on time and really good at shredding.
Mind you she is still 10000x better than me and as you say only 15.

This girl has the groove more:

https://youtu.be/iqlBoGr82_4

still a few too many pinched harmonics for my taste but there again I'm old.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on March 13, 2015, 01:33:56 pm
That first girl is probably technically superior, but without detracting from that I could help think while watching it that she was doing the audio equivalent of a video game, the second girl sounded like she was playing music, so you didn't really mind her not being Keef (ETA - she is ten years older thobut)

I'm going to go and listen to some more Zepparella now.

(ETA followed by Ten Years After, methinks - who hasn't got much work this afternoon then ?  ;D)

(EATA Probably wasn't fair to put Alvin Lee alongside)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 13, 2015, 01:35:16 pm
That there first lass can play a bit but she makes Kraftwerk look like The Dickies.  Smile, young lady!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 16, 2015, 08:30:33 am
"I don't want to hear it anymore"  Shelby Lynne

https://youtu.be/aA-cmTp3E0Y

Shelby does a whole album of these Dusty covers all in completely stripped back arrangements. It's a bit marmite as some people think its too stripped back and others (like me) love it.
This is my favourite track.
It's an amazing album on headphones as the production is so good and intimate )it won an award for production).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 03, 2015, 09:35:16 am
A couple of Everley Brother's songs done by two sisters instead of two brothers

https://youtu.be/WfKpF_YLgQ4

Oh and the great Albert Lee is on guitar on this too for extra smashingness !
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: perpetual dan on April 03, 2015, 01:15:16 pm
I'm rather partial to The Slits' version of I heard it through the grapevine.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 17, 2015, 03:50:56 pm
Frazey Ford - One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob Dylan)

https://youtu.be/3oMb06O2wXo

And Steve Earl

https://youtu.be/1f1_1vEomck
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Riggers on April 23, 2015, 11:03:48 am
Neil Hannon's cover version of Time to Pretend by MGMT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Xs96Yx3Ck

Sadly, the recording here isn't particularly good, and sounds like you're listening with a blanket covering your ears, but hey, I think he's a smasher, and can do no wrong in my book! He's divine. Now, I bet that's the first time that's been used.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 28, 2015, 09:08:31 am
That was unexpected KT Tunstall does Chaka Khan !

https://youtu.be/xTDqhiavP3E
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on April 28, 2015, 04:25:10 pm
Storming!  Love KT's voice.  Rock's greatest front woman manque. :)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 14, 2015, 10:52:49 am
Not sure if we have had this one before.

Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella

https://youtu.be/C5Of_F0-hOw
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2015, 12:11:13 pm
Not sure if we have had this one before.

Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella

https://youtu.be/C5Of_F0-hOw

Good, but not as good as Biffy Clyro's
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Si_Co on May 14, 2015, 12:16:28 pm
Two of my favourites, Black Label Society doing Whiter Shade of Pale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgmpJZZmseM

and Metallica doing Whiskey in the Jar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boanuwUMNNQ

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2015, 12:38:05 pm
Two of my favourites, Black Label Society doing Whiter Shade of Pale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgmpJZZmseM

and Metallica doing Whiskey in the Jar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boanuwUMNNQ

Indeed, at the time the latter came out I used to make sure I bought Metallica singles on 12" as they, usually, had 2 covers ont he B-side, not one.  Their cover of "Am I Evil?" still ranks as one of rock's finest moments.  Shame they went all tossy after the Black album*.

*Barring 2X4, in it's original form, not the watered down version they released on the album.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Si_Co on May 14, 2015, 12:52:43 pm
Two of my favourites, Black Label Society doing Whiter Shade of Pale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgmpJZZmseM

and Metallica doing Whiskey in the Jar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boanuwUMNNQ

Indeed, at the time the latter came out I used to make sure I bought Metallica singles on 12" as they, usually, had 2 covers ont he B-side, not one.  Their cover of "Am I Evil?" still ranks as one of rock's finest moments.  Shame they went all tossy after the Black album*.

*Barring 2X4, in it's original form, not the watered down version they released on the album.

<recalls seeing Diamond Head perform that one supporting Metallica>   ;D

Metallica did some cracking stuff before, as you say, they began to believe their own press following the Black album, which wasn't even close to their best. Breadfan was another good cover.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on June 04, 2015, 11:49:14 am
Anything by Pentatonix https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pentatonix

A capella, all of it, with beat box thrown in.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on June 04, 2015, 02:54:13 pm
Yeah, I came across them via Sesame Street.  They are all very talented, work astoundingly well together, and seem to have a lot of fun doing it.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 16, 2015, 12:35:40 pm
Dr John - "There must be a better world somewhere"

Makes Jules Holand's boogie woogie piano look lame. Actually it's not strictly a cover as Dr John and Doc Pomus wrote this song for BB King and were on the session when BB King cut it.

https://youtu.be/cXJP1xp5FH8
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on June 17, 2015, 08:55:28 am
If you listen to this without watching, you might find it hard to beleive that this Robert Johnson cover is being performed by a blind ten year old (Felix St Hillaire)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI87kqmKXzo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on June 17, 2015, 10:09:41 am
Ham, a thousand thanks for that!  That is more than just prodigious.  Did you see the one of him as a seven year-old?  One of the advantages of open tuning is the opportunity to have a quick scratch now and then!

Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, The McGarrigle Sisters, Bob Dylan (almost), Ron Sexsmith and now Felix - great Canadian musicians.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on June 17, 2015, 03:21:53 pm
Greg Allman's version of Jackson Browne's "These Days"

http://youtu.be/zCUxJFtTFNk

Jackson Browne considered it the definitive version and I have to agree. Nico's version is pretty good too in an icy German Nico kind of way.
Have you heard Glen Campbell's?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 17, 2015, 04:09:33 pm
Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, The McGarrigle Sisters, Bob Dylan (almost), Ron Sexsmith and now Felix - great Canadian musicians.

Cough Neil Young cough cough

ETA: Little Miss Higgins
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 17, 2015, 05:28:53 pm
Greg Allman's version of Jackson Browne's "These Days"

http://youtu.be/zCUxJFtTFNk

Jackson Browne considered it the definitive version and I have to agree. Nico's version is pretty good too in an icy German Nico kind of way.
Have you heard Glen Campbell's?

I hadn't, thanks for pointing me at it. Another good version, the sign of a great song when it can be covered in completely different ways and still be great.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 17, 2015, 05:32:05 pm
Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, The McGarrigle Sisters, Bob Dylan (almost), Ron Sexsmith and now Felix - great Canadian musicians.

Cough Neil Young cough cough

ETA: Little Miss Higgins

You forgot Joni Mitchell and if we move away from blues/folk/rock then Oscar Peterson, Glenn Gould and Angela Hewitt spring to mind as well.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on June 18, 2015, 07:13:20 pm
Didn't forget any of these people!  Just concentrating on an elegant sentence!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on June 19, 2015, 12:39:19 pm
It was only (some 20 years late) that I discovered that this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZJTM03UByU

Is a cover of a Public Enemy song.

Tricky's version is much much better.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 02, 2015, 02:07:09 pm
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mark on July 02, 2015, 02:54:58 pm
My favorite cover of that song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32wz7jiMLhM
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 02, 2015, 03:04:16 pm
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s

Really ?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mark on July 02, 2015, 03:39:29 pm
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s
Really ?

For a long time Prelude's cover seemed to get more air play than Neil Young's original. Patti Smith's version is my personal favorite, followed by Neil Young's original, followed by the Prelude cover.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 02, 2015, 04:15:47 pm
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s

Really ?

Quote
The song has been covered numerous times. In 1973, it was interpreted by Prelude, whose version was a top 40 hit all over the globe, especially the United Kingdom where it re-charted in the Top 40 in 1982.

Neil's original is an album track.

Dolly Parton asked what it meant.
Quote
Dolly Parton once commented about the making of her version of the song: "When we were doing the Trio album, I asked Linda and Emmy what it meant, and they didn't know. So we called Neil Young, and he didn't know. We asked him, flat out, what it meant, and he said, 'Hell, I don't know. I just wrote it. It just depends on what I was taking at the time. I guess every verse has something different I'd taken.'"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Gold_Rush_(song)

As usual there's a Nana Mouskouri version I quite like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzDF5s8bC-E
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: nikki on July 22, 2015, 10:13:56 pm
Pun-tastic genius.

https://youtu.be/On4v2zQ7K5k

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on July 22, 2015, 10:19:14 pm
King Creosote's version of Demis Roussos's Forever and Ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGH8-BcXQcQ
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on July 24, 2015, 08:56:14 pm
Gary Gilmore's Eyes, sorta-country style (though Jon Langford of the Mekons is part of the band, so it's hardly the Nashville sound):

https://soundcloud.com/bshq/gary-gilmores-eyes-by-the-pine
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: bobb on July 31, 2015, 06:51:38 pm
You've probably seen this already (unless you've been in a cave the last week), but it's worth posting anyway  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozAmXo2bDE

There are quite a few other videos of the various takes of the drums, guitars, vocals recorded individually. There's obvioulsy a fair bit of tweaking in Pro Tools (or whatever) afterwards with most of the sound coming from the guy's own band with all the others mixed in accordingly.

It's bad enough being in a band with 2 guitarists - constantly trying to outdo each other, imagine what it must be like with hundreds?!  :P
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on August 03, 2015, 10:14:30 am
Great? Dunno.

Happy making? Yarp.

Bloke waiting for an underground train after an Erasure concert-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYORZMMd9q4
 
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Pingu on August 08, 2015, 12:34:07 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gpin2AUAdk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on August 08, 2015, 01:50:12 am
I remember when that was first broadcast.  Amazing.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on August 17, 2015, 03:55:28 pm
Unexpected, but I like the Dylan affectation in his voice.  It's a bloody excellent song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YKE7MK7KVc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YKE7MK7KVc)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on August 17, 2015, 09:48:22 pm
It is a great song, isn't it?  This cover is not for me, but that's what makes the world go round!  I'm glad when anyone does a Dylan song, especially the earlier stuff.  I think (for me) this cover suffers from him choosing to do it in E.  That's also the key that Dylan sings it in but I'm pretty sure that he plays it in C with a capo at the 4th fret (as he does for Don't Think Twice).  That's how he gets those bass runs which are so charecteristic of his early playing.

Where the cover emulates Dylan successfully is in the pretty awful guitar sound!  A lot of Dylan's early stuff, even the recordings, sounds as if he was playing strings made of....well, string.  They are wonderful, and redolent of a time when the song was thing, not the production.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on August 28, 2015, 10:01:53 am
Stevie Wonder covering Fragile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZgNYoZkeU
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on October 06, 2015, 11:21:23 pm
I've just heard Tom Jones on Later covering Gillian Welch's Elvis Presley Blues.

It really shouldn't work but it does.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: IanDG on October 16, 2015, 10:53:39 pm
All Tomorrows Parties covered by Oysterband and June Tabor

https://youtu.be/SSFEM7ndC6g
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on October 17, 2015, 09:30:27 am
All Tomorrows Parties covered by Oysterband and June Tabor

https://youtu.be/SSFEM7ndC6g

Oooooooh yes!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on October 22, 2015, 12:36:52 am
Do duets with the original artist count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRmRvNx4rCs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2015, 09:52:55 am
Bob Dylan's "Make you feel my love". Famously a hit for Adele but I like this version by John Talley.

https://youtu.be/jqvUcSH2iWk

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on November 24, 2015, 10:06:58 am
Bob Dylan's "Make you feel my love". Famously a hit for Adele but I like this version by John Talley.

https://youtu.be/jqvUcSH2iWk

At least you didn't put up Billy Joel's, which is strangely rubbish.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Vince on November 25, 2015, 07:51:07 am
I only want to be with you - The Tourists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsTIuNikq4w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsTIuNikq4w)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 25, 2015, 08:39:17 pm
Is there a thread for Crap Cover Versions?  And does it count if $ARTIST releases one of their own songs in the style of a club singer in a version that's barely recognisable as being the same ditty?

Yes, you, Mr B Dylan of USAnia and Muswell Hill...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on November 25, 2015, 09:54:38 pm
Los Colorados do Rammstein's "Du hast".

http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5xSxGhlHfc

And a klezmer version by Dobranotch: https://youtu.be/3C04TKCce8s
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on November 25, 2015, 10:01:32 pm
Los Colorados do Rammstein's "Du hast".

http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5xSxGhlHfc

And a klezmer version by Dobranotch: https://youtu.be/3C04TKCce8s


The bind moggles...  :o ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 26, 2015, 01:55:33 pm
Los Colorados do Rammstein's "Du hast".

http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5xSxGhlHfc

And a klezmer version by Dobranotch: https://youtu.be/3C04TKCce8s

I've always thought of Rammstein as just a noisy shouty metal band but those two covers really bring out the underlying songcraft. I had to look up the lyrics because what I could make out sounded interesting (my German isn't that great) and there's some great wordplay in there. Good stuff.

Los Colorados though... wtf are they on? This is amazing:
https://youtu.be/1upZz3a-7iM
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Vince on December 17, 2015, 09:12:50 am
Teenage Dirtbag - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw8ZDwdyHJQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw8ZDwdyHJQ)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on January 08, 2016, 10:24:50 pm
I found this bunch LEJ after seeing someone's facebook video post which had been completely anonymised (as ever :( )

Having found out who they were, I think they make quite a good and reasonably original noise, very Parisienne. Here's their cover of  Hit The Road Jack (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLW0DXVya2s)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 04, 2016, 10:32:31 am
Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel - "Why does love have to be so sad ?"

https://youtu.be/wkPm_aoKR1o

Does it count as a cover if he co wrote it and played on the original ?
Storming lead guitar as well on this, no idea who it is though.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 04, 2016, 10:42:29 am
Next in a series of covers of songs from "Layla and other assorted love songs".

"Anyday"  - Tedeschi Trucks Band

https://youtu.be/jiwktkw_rqE

Storming, a band I would love to see live.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 04, 2016, 10:44:24 am
Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel - "Why does love have to be so sad ?"

https://youtu.be/wkPm_aoKR1o

Does it count as a cover if he co wrote it and played on the original ?
Storming lead guitar as well on this, no idea who it is though.

Tactical use of Google suggests the guitarist lurking in the shadows may well be Jeff Plankenhorn.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 04, 2016, 11:22:33 am
Ta Mr L.

Now "I looked away" - Mike Nesmith, yes that Mike Nesmith

https://youtu.be/LtQcpW8BSxM

Not a brilliant cover but its not a song many people cover.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 04, 2016, 11:26:52 am
"Bell bottom blues" - Cher

https://youtu.be/nGzmtX9KogY

Unusual for a woman to cover this song but I think Cher nailed it. Helps having Jimmy Webb producing I guess.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on February 04, 2016, 11:59:10 am
A surprisingly good Me and the Elephant by the late Sir Michael Terence Wogan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GH3ZtD0JdE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GH3ZtD0JdE)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 05, 2016, 11:23:15 am
"She's gone" - Rob Thomas

https://youtu.be/hApQJ_n447A

Blinding version, mind you Daryl doesn't invite duff performers to his house.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on February 05, 2016, 07:04:28 pm
I'm not sure that you can have 'covers' of trad. songs, but anything by Rhiannon Giddens is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: StuAff on February 05, 2016, 11:57:02 pm
I've always thought of Rammstein as just a noisy shouty metal band but those two covers really bring out the underlying songcraft. I had to look up the lyrics because what I could make out sounded interesting (my German isn't that great) and there's some great wordplay in there. Good stuff.
The wordplay and the songcraft are two of the many reasons I love them. You have me or you hate me? Fans are still trying to decide! :)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: jsabine on February 06, 2016, 03:10:10 am
I'm not sure that you can have 'covers' of trad. songs, but anything by Rhiannon Giddens is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk)

She is rather good, isn't she? Totally pwned the Transatlantic Sessions at the RFH with that, in a superb version. Poor bloke who was up next stepped to the mike, paused for a moment, and was greeted from the stalls with a sympathetic shout of 'Follow that!'
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on February 27, 2016, 09:41:26 pm
House of the Rising Sun - instrumental (https://youtu.be/Ht9UJhBSwo8)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on March 09, 2016, 10:46:43 pm
Blue Monday - 1930s cover (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03lh9lt)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on March 10, 2016, 10:22:33 am
Holy shite, I've just heard Justin Hayward murdering Clifford T Ward's The Best Is Yet To Come on R2.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on March 10, 2016, 10:30:14 am
I'm not sure that you can have 'covers' of trad. songs, but anything by Rhiannon Giddens is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk)

This is a rather enjoyable version of a simple swedish folk song by an Australian singing group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyGCz4jX9k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyGCz4jX9k)

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 26, 2016, 01:56:18 pm
Blue Monday - 1930s cover (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03lh9lt)

I love it!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ruthie on March 26, 2016, 02:09:07 pm
The Shooting Of did two gorgeous cover versions of Life on Mars and Five Years when I saw him live.  Going to see him as part of this tomorrow.  Oh, and if anyone's interested, I have a spare ticket.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1540/25443671843_e99dd354fe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ELntci)Bowie poster (https://flic.kr/p/ELntci) by Ruth Irving (https://www.flickr.com/photos/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on March 27, 2016, 12:44:55 am
I'm not sure that you can have 'covers' of trad. songs, but anything by Rhiannon Giddens is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk)

This is a rather enjoyable version of a simple swedish folk song by an Australian singing group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyGCz4jX9k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyGCz4jX9k)

Without opening the link, I am going to guess that the Aussie group will all be wearing hats. "To the left-oi!". I am rather partial to their Sufi song.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Vince on April 01, 2016, 01:42:37 pm
Note to self. Don't bother clicking on you tube links from a computer without speakers.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 06, 2016, 10:54:32 am
Lovin Cup - Black Crowes

https://youtu.be/fhX-FjUUFZo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 13, 2016, 07:47:43 am
Joe Cocker's "The Letter" covered by Tedeschi Trucks Band

https://youtu.be/PG1_LAAL4w0

The contrast between Susan's speaking and singing voice makes me smile.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on April 13, 2016, 09:54:55 am
Without opening the link, I am going to guess that the Aussie group will all be wearing hats. "To the left-oi!". I am rather partial to their Sufi song.

Spot-on.  I'm surprised they got away with the Sufi song, knowing how Barry Gibb is famously lacking in a sense of humour, but it's a great part of the live act.  And I love The Sweetest Kick", on the same album.

Sticking with the covers theme, their performance, with Show of Hands, of "Don't You Want Me?" is also worth seeking out on YT.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 13, 2016, 10:01:59 am
DJ Random has just played a cover of Comfortably Numb which I thought an odd choice for USAnian folkie Dar Williams.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on April 13, 2016, 10:30:08 am
The Disturbed version of The Sound of Silence that Lord Kenneth of Bruce has recently been playing on his R2 show is most excellent.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 13, 2016, 10:32:07 am
DJ Random has just played a cover of Comfortably Numb which I thought an odd choice for USAnian folkie Dar Williams.

Gov't Mule who are really a Southern Rock/Blues band did some gigs and a CD where they covered the whole of Dark Side of the Moon (Dark Side Of The Mule).

https://youtu.be/KJy3R0tZheE

That was strange.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 13, 2016, 10:52:22 am
And now DJ Random is on a Stevie Ray Vaughan plays Hendrix binge.  First "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" and then "Third Stone From The Sun".
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 20, 2016, 07:31:42 pm
The Disturbed version of The Sound of Silence that Lord Kenneth of Bruce has recently been playing on his R2 show is most excellent.

I heard that on Mayo/Kermode's podcast last week and thought about posting it here, even though it is actually terrible (sorry, Legs, but it is). But then I checked out the video, which is totes hilar (or 'a bit Asgard', as one of Mayo/Kermode's correspondents put it):

http://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on April 21, 2016, 10:30:17 am
The Disturbed version of The Sound of Silence that Lord Kenneth of Bruce has recently been playing on his R2 show is most excellent.

I heard that on Mayo/Kermode's podcast last week and thought about posting it here, even though it is actually terrible (sorry, Legs, but it is). But then I checked out the video, which is totes hilar (or 'a bit Asgard', as one of Mayo/Kermode's correspondents put it):

http://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4
À chacun son goût. 
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 21, 2016, 10:33:06 am
À chacun son goût.

Indeed. And you can't help it if your taste is terrible. ;)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on April 21, 2016, 10:52:28 am
À chacun son goût.

Indeed. And you can't help it if your taste is terrible. ;)
;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LEE on April 21, 2016, 11:07:06 am
Stand aside everyone, I'll see you all your cover versions and raise you this one....

Prepare to smile.

The best 5 minutes of your life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI3UfxyIdgs)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rafletcher on April 21, 2016, 08:16:12 pm
Topically, Sinead O'Connor's version of Prince's Nothing Compares to U.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on April 25, 2016, 11:02:32 pm
Melt-Banana's million-rpm version of Monkey Man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsiht-Be_Rg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 26, 2016, 11:31:25 am
Topically, Sinead O'Connor's version of Prince's Nothing Compares to U.

 :'(
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 26, 2016, 11:33:39 am
Just heard this on 6music, which I've somehow never managed to hear before (even though according to wikipedia it was the band's only chart single) - Fairport Convention's French version of If You Gotta Go, Go Now. I love it!

https://youtu.be/AmmCSOpPzZc

Until now, I've only been familiar with the superb Manfred Mann version, though of course that is strictly a cover as well since it's a Bob Dylan song.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 26, 2016, 12:05:51 pm
Nice. And on a related note:

https://youtu.be/OXeh742_jak

Nina Simone's version of "Who knows where the time goes".
I still like Sandy's version with Fairport the best but the Nina version is different and good.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on May 04, 2016, 12:35:32 pm
Best bassline ever (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0379w35).  Seal's gonna hurt his voice with those high notes!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: IanDG on May 04, 2016, 12:43:41 pm
How about this Joni Mitchell cover?

https://youtu.be/7ulDc8R4uhA
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on May 04, 2016, 02:23:19 pm
If that's the one I think it is (and not a Matthew's Southern Comfort failure), it is a great song, and a huge improvement on the original.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Vince on May 24, 2016, 09:55:55 am
Have we had Kate Melua's version of Wonderful Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abGe6uM9Ias)
Spoilt only by its use advertising a hotel chain.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on May 24, 2016, 10:41:10 am
Mary Hopkin's "cover" version of her own "Those were the days", in French.  Rather Piafesque.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on May 24, 2016, 11:44:35 am
On a Piaf-tangent, The Walker Brothers' No Regrets is excellent - especially the guitar solo.  Tom Rush's original version on The Circle Game (itself an album mostly full of covers of songs by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jackson Browne) is just something else, though.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on May 25, 2016, 12:38:03 pm
Have I mentioned Patax before?  ;D

Habanera from Carmen sung in Spanish, Flamenco singing / Return-to-Forever-Jazz stylee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfW8pbO7ofM

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 25, 2016, 12:48:53 pm
Bonnie Raitt covers Inxs' "Need you tonight" on later with Jules Holland

https://youtu.be/GhFGrGV_-lY

Slinky !
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on May 25, 2016, 12:53:27 pm
Having posted this in another place, I might as well add it here: Alexis Vacher's cover of Requiem for a Dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XTHoyECZ4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 25, 2016, 12:57:05 pm
Lowell George giving it his all on he great Allen Toussaint's "What do you want the girl to do ?"

https://youtu.be/H9aWs7rdKME

I've actually got this album on vinyl. Its pretty rare I think.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Redlight on May 26, 2016, 10:27:44 am
Lowell George giving it his all on he great Allen Toussaint's "What do you want the girl to do ?"

https://youtu.be/H9aWs7rdKME

I've actually got this album on vinyl. Its pretty rare I think.

I used to have a vinyl copy but it was one of the first that I replaced with the CD version when I finally succumbed to getting a CD player.*  Lovely album.

* brilliant marketing - getting us to go out and buy what we already had.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on May 26, 2016, 11:02:53 am
Mary Hopkin's "cover" version of her own "Those were the days", in French.  Rather Piafesque.

Hopkin's version of TWTD was a crappy english translation of the original Russian folk song - better in the original language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd5q1Ioo588 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd5q1Ioo588)

Or try the Leningrad Cowboys / Red Army choir version in English / Russian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPJIJx1dYk8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPJIJx1dYk8)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on May 26, 2016, 02:36:38 pm
Tracey Ullman did a great spoof of TWTD many, many moons ago.  Sadly, I can find neither a video clip, the even the complete lyrics.

What I remember went something like:
     I remember when the proletariat
     Shaved with engine grease and shards of glass;
     I remember when the toilet paper
     Took the skin right of your commie ass.
          Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end, we broke our backs and never once complained.
          We had our five-year plan, and rock-n-roll was banned; bring back those days, those blessed Brezhnev days!

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 20, 2016, 05:00:58 pm
Last night at that there Wemberley, whilst supporting Coldplay, Lianne La Havas did a really nice rendition of 'Say a little prayer'.

here is a YouTube videl from ealriler in the tour-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW88tZtTZsk

and here is her Soundcloud recording of the same-

https://soundcloud.com/liannelahavas/say-a-little-prayer
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on June 22, 2016, 09:39:36 pm
Two of my favourite Judas Priest songs are covers:

Green Manalishi (Ex Fleetwood Mac)
Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez!!)

Possibly favourite cover - Joanne Shaw Taylor covering Frankie Miller's "Jealousy"

Original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuk6l3WwBG0
Cover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZIWHU-zVcw

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on June 23, 2016, 11:26:17 am
Portishead do Abba...

https://youtu.be/WVe-9VWIcCo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 28, 2016, 01:11:01 pm
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on July 28, 2016, 02:48:13 pm
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.

While nothing compares to the original, I prefer Dusty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCVxPEPx5Y
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on July 28, 2016, 02:58:09 pm
Portishead do Abba...

https://youtu.be/WVe-9VWIcCo

Wow. I  shall come down from that with a performance I was at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCVxPEPx5Y
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on July 28, 2016, 07:23:06 pm
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.

It's good, but I really do NOT like the echo effect on the vocal - extremely unpleasant. I have to agree with Steph - Dusty's version is beautifully restrained compared to the overwrought Marc Almond effort.

The original is untouchable though. No one does Brel like Brel.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on July 28, 2016, 07:23:31 pm
I'm getting sidetracked by all the different versions of the song on YouTube. Here's another great one:

https://youtu.be/slHjkszSAKs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on August 01, 2016, 10:53:26 am
Graham Parker and the Rumour - Hold Back the Night

https://youtu.be/YUz6JSWxSko
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ruthie on August 09, 2016, 11:39:17 pm
Love Will Tear Us Apart by Saint Saviour.  Cor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg5UxcmoJs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on August 13, 2016, 10:17:22 am
More of a classical one: what Carmen might have sounded like if Bizet had really been Spanish and into jazz and flamenco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfW8pbO7ofM

It's a party.

(FWIW, I ended up going back to the French (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg) version to check the words - I'd never listened to them before - and compare. All very different.)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: microphonie on August 16, 2016, 11:41:26 pm
The Are You Being Served theme tune covered by Coil. As strange as it comes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhA5pbWYmOA
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on August 17, 2016, 08:47:21 am
The Segue Sisters: Mr Blue Sky (https://youtu.be/bJLdjbpb2pQ)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on August 17, 2016, 09:26:59 am
Love Will Tear Us Apart by Saint Saviour.  Cor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg5UxcmoJs
I still prefer the Joy Division version for its darkness

The Are You Being Served theme tune covered by Coil. As strange as it comes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhA5pbWYmOA

Wow! :o

And they do love their Expressionist cinema, don't they?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on August 17, 2016, 09:33:39 am
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.

It's good, but I really do NOT like the echo effect on the vocal - extremely unpleasant. I have to agree with Steph - Dusty's version is beautifully restrained compared to the overwrought Marc Almond effort.

The original is untouchable though. No one does Brel like Brel.

No doubt, but only Nina is Nina, mispronunciations and all...

https://youtu.be/TI8F6DbB2cE
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on August 22, 2016, 02:51:07 pm
This is wonderful - I wouldn't say it's an improvement on the original (that would be impossible), it's really a totally different song and brilliant in its own ways...

https://youtu.be/mj4of1kGhYs

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LEE on August 24, 2016, 04:44:58 pm
Here's a Bass cover of Paul McCartney on "Rain" (Possibly my favourite Beatles song).

It reveals perfectly just how good, and innovative, McCartney was. Basically it's modern Bass playing from almost 50 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7D2_jUkqA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7D2_jUkqA)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on August 25, 2016, 10:07:51 pm
I'm not sure if they count as cover versions, but Stevie Rix's 'Bee Gees Misheard Lyrics' videos are hilarious:

https://youtu.be/2qDZMjN3EOM

and

https://youtu.be/Otmq80677V0

 ;D
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on October 07, 2016, 08:01:33 am
I actually had to look for Meghan Trainor's All About the Bass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk) which turned out to be a very slick, quite pleasant boppy little number with substantial production value. Or, a girl with voice and a bass along with a piano in Jamaica - Jamilia Falak (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoVfmbI7KWA) (I then went on to watch her other video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0VSgS7Of8))
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: TimC on October 07, 2016, 08:25:15 am
Here's a Bass cover of Paul McCartney on "Rain" (Possibly my favourite Beatles song).

It reveals perfectly just how good, and innovative, McCartney was. Basically it's modern Bass playing from almost 50 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7D2_jUkqA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7D2_jUkqA)

Absolutely love that - and at the original speed too, not the slowed-down single speed.
Title: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on October 29, 2016, 12:18:25 am
This is hilarious - just a shame they left out the last verse...

https://youtu.be/VRGVttNE2RA

(For the non-francophones, it's Serge Gainsbourg's Le Poinçonneur des Lilas, which is about the man who checks tickets on the Paris Metro, spending all day underground punching little holes until it eventually drives him to despair and he punches one last little hole in his head - but that's the bit the kids missed out)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 05, 2016, 11:50:10 pm
French jazz trio takes on a psych-rock classic...

https://youtu.be/RSJhe7ynzI4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: red marley on November 06, 2016, 11:11:13 am
Ooh I rather like that. If they turned up the jazz one notch and the psych rock down one, it could be even better.

I always felt that you had to endure the 10 minutes of pych improv in Interstellar Overdrive in order to "feel the benefit" when the head comes back in towards the end.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 08, 2016, 05:07:03 pm
Ooh I rather like that.

Nice, isn't it.

Quote
I always felt that you had to endure the 10 minutes of pych improv in Interstellar Overdrive in order to "feel the benefit" when the head comes back in towards the end.

It does test your patience slightly but I think that's a necessary part of the overall effect. 'Feel the benefit' is a good way of putting it. If you think the 10-minute version is a test of endurance, you should try the 16-minute live version - https://youtu.be/aHNQCdWOfdM

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 08, 2016, 05:41:59 pm
If you liked that try this:

https://youtu.be/QtmGBPwRKww

I think they are a tribute band really as all they seem to do is cover Gong - the French Acid Jazz version that evolved after David Allen left.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 08, 2016, 05:45:57 pm
Mmmmmmmm, niiiice.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 10, 2016, 01:05:44 pm
Linda Ronstadt does justice to Lowell George's Willin

https://youtu.be/IJHcD0kHTGk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: sg37409 on November 10, 2016, 01:15:54 pm
Not bad, but much prefer little feat.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 10, 2016, 01:39:59 pm
Not bad, but much prefer little feat.

Oh I just found this. Linda singing Willin again but backed by Little Feat at the Lowell George tribute concert. A better version (though film quality is poor), she looks likes she's about to break down which is probably what was happening since she more than a friend of Lowell's - they had had an affair

https://youtu.be/_2pAfJy1lTo.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 10, 2016, 01:53:14 pm
And in a sort of covers chain:

https://youtu.be/7a2lvQ2qMLE

Lowell George does Allen Toussaint.

I love this version, one of the tracks that makes me fire up the old record player and spin some vinyl.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on November 11, 2016, 08:04:37 am
A Leonard Cohen song seems appropriate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch6h278GEpA


(and yes, I admit I didn't know it was by Cohen when I first fell in love with this track!)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 18, 2016, 10:25:19 pm
DJ Random decided that this would be worth listening to this afternoon:

When The Levee Breaks ~ John Campbell (https://youtu.be/dMj3E6csfbQ)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Jock Stewart on December 19, 2016, 04:28:34 pm
Screamin' Jay Hawkins covering Tom Waits' Heart Attack and Vine https://youtu.be/4xLBQIWeAjI
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on January 17, 2017, 01:12:11 pm
a capella Star Trek, anyone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6yTjibSATY

Like that? you might enjoy her Space Oddity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6yTjibSATY

If you think that's interesting, she sings with Lenacay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r501sDzKUc), (which is what happened after Ojos de Brujo) and Patax (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPXH5rOZ4Yg)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: hubner on January 17, 2017, 09:19:22 pm
Normally I can't stand cover versions but ...

Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgRYncR1Nog


The Sex Pistol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-y6rLj58Q
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on January 30, 2017, 04:34:34 pm
Lucinda Williams smashes Gram Parson's "A song for you"

https://youtu.be/zvzJ39m4vsA

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on January 30, 2017, 04:59:32 pm
A couple of covers of "Boulder to Birmingham"

Jill Johnson

https://youtu.be/KuQ8dJZWLMM

Lucinda Williams

https://youtu.be/oMPjxcBSbhA

Emmylou is in the audience for both of these and the camera catches her trying not to cry both times. I am not sure she can hear this song without crying though no matter who sings it.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 01, 2017, 12:35:27 pm
An interesting one this "Wild Horses" - Gram Parsons

https://youtu.be/LZHJajD6T-M

Its a cover of the Stones song but it was released a year before the Stones version and Gram had a huge influence on Keef at the time this was written as they were hanging out together.
Lots of people believe Gram actually wrote this but it more likely the tune and style came out of an idea Keef got from jamming with Gram. The lyrics are definitely Mick Jagger as Keef's original working lyrics were dumped for new ones about Marianne Faithfull.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on February 09, 2017, 01:43:29 pm
Nina Simone doing a sort of spoken version of Prince's Sign O' the Times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHRVgR8PoE
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 17, 2017, 09:56:52 pm
The Black Crowes doing Oh Sweet Nothing (Velvet Underground)

https://youtu.be/lf9-BCix4io

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: hellymedic on February 22, 2017, 05:17:55 pm
Rabbis Got Talent
http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/unbelievable-amazing-orthodox-rabbis-sing-sound-of-silence/ (http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/unbelievable-amazing-orthodox-rabbis-sing-sound-of-silence/)
at imitation
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 10, 2017, 09:46:49 am
Not sure if this is great or just insane:

https://youtu.be/n_gtGfAail4

Tyrolean take on Highway to Hell
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on March 12, 2017, 06:08:21 pm
Not sure if this is great or just insane:

https://youtu.be/n_gtGfAail4

Tyrolean take on Highway to Hell
Oh wow. I thought Hayseed Dixie had mined that particular seam dry, but maybe not :)

(and what a perfect guitar sound she gets for the intro; I know I'm on tinny-laptop-sound, but at first I thought they were just miming!)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 12, 2017, 07:25:19 pm
DJ Random just played me a vaguely hip-hop version of His Bobness' "Like A Rolling Stone", sung mostly in Spanish.  By Beck, natch.  Oddly appealing.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on March 13, 2017, 11:34:40 am
Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released

Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You (better than the original)

Nina Simone - Strange Fruit

Nina Simone - To Love Somebody

etc etc repeat to fade
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 13, 2017, 12:01:37 pm
I'll give you most of those but I still prefer Billie Holiday's version of Strange Fruit.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on March 13, 2017, 03:54:23 pm
Oh, Billie's is electrifying and unmatchable, but Nina's is a keening lament turning to anger, which brings a different aspect to the song.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 13, 2017, 04:48:09 pm
Never heard Nina Simone's version of Strange Fruit before so just looked it up on youtube. Crumbs. That's powerful.

Her version of Sign O' The Times posted by ESL earlier is rather excellent too.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on March 26, 2017, 03:01:45 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huglp30mYSw

Rickie Lee Jones - Sympathy for the Devil (live)


(I must confess that the GnR version is still my favourite  ;D )
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on March 27, 2017, 02:04:24 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4PxjNE7zv4

Rick Wakeman, Space Oddity - does it even count as a cover?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on April 08, 2017, 06:59:43 pm
Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard Mashup (https://youtu.be/6bfPwtUTP4k)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 21, 2017, 05:39:17 pm
Bimey! this kid absolutely nails it.

https://youtu.be/K-or8ujt0U8

Teenage busker going all Michael Shenker on UFO's Rock Bottom.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on June 12, 2017, 04:18:11 pm
Hurra Torpedo

Total Eclipse of the Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIaz6zBz1go (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIaz6zBz1go)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: menthel on June 12, 2017, 04:23:04 pm
Anything by Steve n Seagulls.

This is a good example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on June 13, 2017, 09:13:39 am
^^^^^^^ +1

And my latest find: Hayseed Dixie - Bohemian Rhapsody (https://youtu.be/sAWl5peI8HY)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 13, 2017, 10:33:00 am
DJ Random played me a rather compelling version of His Bobness' "Masters Of War" yesterday, which I had to check on iTunes to learn that it was credited to Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: menthel on June 13, 2017, 11:08:29 am
Bela Fleck- Crossing the tracks.

Texas Barbeque is great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHiMJD0t7RE
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 27, 2017, 07:51:01 pm
DJ Random played a version of Pink Floyd's "Fearless" this afternoon.  Slightly unfamiliar and lacked the Kop Khoir singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the end.  Turned out to be Low.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 27, 2017, 09:52:21 pm
DJ Random played me a rather compelling version of His Bobness' "Masters Of War" yesterday, which I had to check on iTunes to learn that it was credited to Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready.
Roger Taylor covered it on one of his solo albums, possibly Strange Frontier. Roger Taylor of Queen, not Duran Duran.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on July 23, 2017, 02:34:54 pm
Gangnam Style, in a bluegrass stylee. (https://www.youtube.com/embed//Z9s57UBMWdk)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on October 19, 2017, 06:07:43 pm
Have Walk off the World appeared here before and I missed them?

Outkast Hey Ya was the first one I heard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7R8XRKqHAI


Then found their Search Results Somebody That I Used to Know at some point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M
which apparently has been found by upwards of 180M before now
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on October 19, 2017, 06:21:34 pm
Have Walk off the World appeared here before and I missed them?

Outkast Hey Ya was the first one I heard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7R8XRKqHAI

That's this year's John Lewis Christmas ad sorted!

Quote
Then found their Search Results Somebody That I Used to Know at some point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M
which apparently has been found by upwards of 180M before now

Nice. A bit gimmicky but nice.

Makes you think how much better OK Go would be if they used other people's songs for their videos.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on October 19, 2017, 07:11:30 pm
Bimey! this kid absolutely nails it.

https://youtu.be/K-or8ujt0U8

Teenage busker going all Michael Shenker on UFO's Rock Bottom.

As one of the first comments has it, all those folk just walking past obl8vious...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 14, 2017, 01:45:18 pm
Gregg Allman doing Tuesday's Gone

https://youtu.be/-EOD8w-3Tz4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on November 14, 2017, 02:01:22 pm
Bimey! this kid absolutely nails it.

https://youtu.be/K-or8ujt0U8

Teenage busker going all Michael Shenker on UFO's Rock Bottom.

As one of the first comments has it, all those folk just walking past obl8vious...

I doubt if they're oblivious, Steph, just studiously ignoring soneone who has decided to impose himself on them.  Yes, he's very good, there's no doubt about that but I, for one, hate having other people's decibels imposed on me, in shops, transport, or wherever.  Nobody has any rights in a constitutionless country but my non-rights are surely as valid as his.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 14, 2017, 07:34:13 pm
Things I did not about until recently: Motörhead's covers album, imaginatively entitled Under Cöver.  Contains a version of Bowie's "Heroes" :o

It's not nearly as terrible as you might imagine, but does suffer from a lack of Robert Fripp.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Riggers on November 15, 2017, 09:38:45 am
Robert Fripp! Bloody hell. That's going back a bit ain't it. I'm sure he was on Rock Bottom, with Robert Wyatt. I might have that wrong of course!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 15, 2017, 01:52:59 pm
Mr Fripp's CV is as long and varied as a lengthy thing of perpetual change.  I'm sure I heard him say that he took a day trip to Berlin to record his guitar part on "Heroes" before going back to whatever it was he was up to.  Probably an Eno Collaboration.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on November 15, 2017, 07:12:04 pm
Robert Fripp! Bloody hell. That's going back a bit ain't it. I'm sure he was on Rock Bottom, with Robert Wyatt. I might have that wrong of course!

You have, it was Fred Frith. Fripp's work is commercial, and somewhat jaunty, by comparison.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on November 15, 2017, 09:42:17 pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Darling Be Home Soon

https://youtu.be/MtG5bT13m8U
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Riggers on November 16, 2017, 03:32:53 pm
Robert Fripp! Bloody hell. That's going back a bit ain't it. I'm sure he was on Rock Bottom, with Robert Wyatt. I might have that wrong of course!

You have, it was Fred Frith. Fripp's work is commercial, and somewhat jaunty, by comparison.



OOOH, it was a Fripp/Frith mix-up! Scanning down the Wikipaedia listing, I see Nick Mason was the producer. Yes, that Nick Mason! And I don't mean Nick Mason from Yes, as there is no such thing!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on November 16, 2017, 05:30:34 pm
Has anyone mentioned Phoebe Snow's version of Every Night yet?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 19, 2017, 03:59:27 pm
Having only recently discovered Jane Weaver (how on earth has she passed me by up till now?) I’ve been going through her back catalogue and discovered this gem - a psych-folktronica take on a country classic...

https://youtu.be/b0zlS501uig
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 19, 2017, 04:11:44 pm
Eno Collaboration.

I see what you did there.

Although surely Heroes was the Eno Collaboration, so he must have gone home to do something else?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on November 19, 2017, 04:27:46 pm
Martin Mull - Duelling Tubas

https://youtu.be/ojqrd7FeXmg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on December 09, 2017, 09:22:04 pm
Corinne Bailey Rae - Since I've Been Loving You

https://youtu.be/DznSalRqVBU
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PaulF on December 09, 2017, 11:12:49 pm
Chris Thile’s version of Radiohead’s Daydreaming
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 10, 2017, 04:40:17 am
After Mr W Weasel otp posted pictures of himself done up as The Joker, I have been earwormed by the Eagles Of Death Metal's cover of "Stuck In The Middle With You"  :-\
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: dim on December 10, 2017, 11:03:54 am
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin - The Creator Has A Master Plan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIaTDBLc74Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIaTDBLc74Y)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: dim on December 10, 2017, 11:13:19 am
Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj4f-JUcaxs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj4f-JUcaxs)

Sixto Rodriguez-Establishment Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_7u06P3ebU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_7u06P3ebU)

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: dim on December 10, 2017, 11:24:02 am
Alice Phoebe Lou - She

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPH9j0qVM3A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPH9j0qVM3A)

Alice Phoebe Lou - Lou Reed - Walk on the wild side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBfmOYvTiI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBfmOYvTiI)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: dim on December 10, 2017, 12:20:49 pm
Taj Mahal - Queen Bee - Bloody Sunday Sessions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTEkhXgu_4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTEkhXgu_4)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on December 13, 2017, 08:17:29 am
The Heimatdamisch: Highway to Hell (https://youtu.be/n_gtGfAail4)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: fimm on December 18, 2017, 03:02:24 pm
Has anyone mentioned the "Disturbed" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disturbed_(band)) version of "Sound of Silence" yet?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on December 18, 2017, 04:30:32 pm
Has anyone mentioned the "Disturbed" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disturbed_(band)) version of "Sound of Silence" yet?

Yes, but we forgave them.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on December 20, 2017, 12:32:52 pm
Shine on you crazy Rabbi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D97gP-1zyqQ
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on January 07, 2018, 02:27:19 pm
Dear Mr Fantasy - Gov't Mule

https://youtu.be/nCFY-WXK4O4

They segue into it at 4:00m. Wish I could play guitar like Warren Haynes.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on January 07, 2018, 03:03:51 pm
Tina Turner - Whole Lotta Love   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtejfVN_tGc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on January 09, 2018, 08:04:44 am
Bohemian Rhapsody - Lake Street Dive

https://youtu.be/KqEiWN44L3M

Check out their other covers. I particularly liked their swing version of Aha's "Take on Me" and this one of Hall and Oat's "Rich Girl"

https://youtu.be/89Oc1UE7SS4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on January 10, 2018, 12:14:59 pm
Shine on you crazy Rabbi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D97gP-1zyqQ
you will rarely see an example of 2 guys trying harder to impersonate another act, note-for-note, inflection-for-inflection. So not a great cover.

But nice. And it looks like a lovely performance to actually experience on a street in Jerusalem :)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on February 05, 2018, 01:08:56 pm
The queen of rock Joan Jett - I want to be your dog

https://youtu.be/Ks-JBOOtPAo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on February 21, 2018, 09:33:44 am
One to potentially win the whole thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHLbaOLWjpc

A non-electronic Blue Monday
Title: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on February 28, 2018, 11:51:30 pm
This was used as the end credit music on an episode of Save Me, which I watched tonight. I knew the song (a Fairport classic) but didn’t recognise the singer as Nina Simone until I shazammed it...


https://youtu.be/a5Pc9T6IMEU

Wouldn’t go so far as to say I prefer it to the original but it’s quite as lovely in its own way.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on March 14, 2018, 07:55:12 pm
I'm hoping this cutting down of a Youtube video works, coz nobodys goning to get through the 3 minutes of talk introducing the song...

The Darknesses's IBIATCL, by Delta Goodrem:

https://youtu.be/_vhxtSZ-unk?t=2m54s
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on March 19, 2018, 02:57:22 pm
The Sherlock (https://youtu.be/MoJcP86gwsw) theme.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: andrewc on March 19, 2018, 06:15:53 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM_XbFwaR8o


Dylans "Masters of War" covered by Justin Sullivan of NMA.    Angry, as it should be.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: clarion on March 20, 2018, 08:29:54 am
The Sherlock (https://youtu.be/MoJcP86gwsw) theme.
I don't know the original tune, so I can't compare, but it is a marvellous achievement sitting down in that skirt.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on March 20, 2018, 09:09:10 am
I'm hoping this cutting down of a Youtube video works, coz nobodys goning to get through the 3 minutes of talk introducing the song...

The Darknesses's IBIATCL, by Delta Goodrem:

https://youtu.be/_vhxtSZ-unk?t=2m54s

It'd be better without being able to understand the lyrics. Great voice, though.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 11, 2018, 06:14:27 pm
Diane Birch - This Corrosion

https://youtu.be/RS6WGDBTRB4

nothing like the Sisters of Mercy at all !
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on April 11, 2018, 08:08:33 pm
(I know this is the wrong thread for this, but it's rather brilliant, and is loosely related to Cover versions!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQbtyctPmE

Camille Yarbrough - Take Yo' Praise (1975)

... which I perhaps heard for the first time this morning*. And now I know that Fatboy Slim sampled it, for his rather better known hit.

Both grrrrrreat tracks IMO :)


*Oh FFS. Just found it on YESTERDAY's 6Music playlist. I really am getting old ...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/tracks/find/6music/2018/04/10/7AM
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 11, 2018, 09:59:57 pm
Not to everyone’s taste, no doubt, but I really Joakim’s version of Neil Young’s On the Beach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWpG1M4c44k

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Canardly on April 13, 2018, 09:42:31 am
Someone pointed me to this Mary Spender Leo Mariocchioll, Sultans of Swing cover, excellent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RV0kgdqJU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RV0kgdqJU)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on April 13, 2018, 10:52:51 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM_XbFwaR8o


Dylans "Masters of War" covered by Justin Sullivan of NMA.    Angry, as it should be.

The tune is trad, "Nottingham Fair", and I heard it years ago in a sneering, hate-filled rendition by Martin Simpson.

From about 10:11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NB8irWl1c8

"I'll stand on your grave till I'm sure that you're dead"
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on April 13, 2018, 03:22:33 pm
Dylan's is pretty sneery, I think!

This is an unusual one in that we often refer to covers of Beatles' songs rather than covers by the Beatles.  But Please Mister Postman is a great cover of the Marvellettes original, which is great in its own right.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 13, 2018, 04:24:06 pm
Diane Birch - This Corrosion

https://youtu.be/RS6WGDBTRB4

nothing like the Sisters of Mercy at all !

No idea who she is, she seems a bit too MOR for my liking but that's a good cover version.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 13, 2018, 04:28:17 pm
Because it's Friday 13th, Mark Radcliffe played a selection of 13 songs related to the number 13 on his 6music show today. Disappointed that he didn't include Big Star's Thirteen in the list, but I just listened to it of my own accord anyway. Also came across this rather nice version by Garbage, which apparently Alex Chilton rated as his favourite cover of the song:

https://youtu.be/tYAn6bMgqVs

The stripped-back simplicity is one of the things I love about the original but it seems to work just as well buried under a ton of reverb!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 16, 2018, 05:21:47 pm
Steel Panther - She's Tight

https://youtu.be/-qnzg300hMY

Very similar to Cheap Trick's original but the video is funny.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on April 16, 2018, 07:07:09 pm
I know it's Despacito, but still..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDUVh0j-y4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on April 16, 2018, 10:23:12 pm
Steel Panther - She's Tight

https://youtu.be/-qnzg300hMY

Very similar to Cheap Trick's original but the video is funny.

This reminds me: we have a local 'comedic glam rock band' called Iron Fist, who do a version of Prince's Purple Rain...

...with the word Vein in place of one of the words in the title.

it contains the line " only wanna see you sliding up my purple v***"  :o

By the way, their line-up includes: Jackson M Cobalt (vocals, guitar); Hugh Jorgan (drums); Stevie Thunder (supposedly blind bassist) & lead guitarist 'Gash'  :demon:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on April 20, 2018, 11:47:22 am
Does the Bad Wolves cover of Zombie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XaS93WMRQQ) fall into the same category as Disturb'd's Sound of Silence (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4)?  Am I allowed to like it?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on May 02, 2018, 08:47:52 pm
These are three of my absolute favourites.  The lives and works of the songwriters and the cover artists are so intertwined that they can't fail to do justice to the music.  :thumbsup:
Baez does Dylan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQJZys0cvI)
Rush does Mitchell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzXyoeKOcx4)
Taylor does Goffin/King (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDqS1d7tE8o)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 02, 2018, 08:59:15 pm
Nic Jones - The Humpback Whale

https://youtu.be/bPOmNXW2Mzc

In fact every track on Penguins Eggs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on May 02, 2018, 10:04:13 pm
It's great to publicise the wonderful and tragic Nic Jones - but "covers"?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 03, 2018, 11:10:57 am
It's great to publicise the wonderful and tragic Nic Jones - but "covers"?

Yes "The Humpback Whale" was written by Harry Robertson and originally had the title "Baillina Whalers". It was recorded by Harry for his 1971 LP along with Little Pot Stove which he also wrote and again Nic covered on Penguin Eggs.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: LEE on May 03, 2018, 01:26:11 pm
The queen of rock Joan Jett - I want to be your dog

https://youtu.be/Ks-JBOOtPAo

I'm not convinced that Joan Jett and Iggy Pop are 2 separate people
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: hellymedic on May 06, 2018, 02:17:26 pm
Melodica Men do Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vqRuoctWnk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vqRuoctWnk)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 07, 2018, 09:26:53 am
Just heard this utterly wonderful reggae version of Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop on 6music...

https://youtu.be/iM_D7shp2xM
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MattH on May 11, 2018, 01:21:31 pm
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', the Scandi-Noir cover version

https://youtu.be/sHhVydgvuAc

Similarly, her cover of the Kiss classic Crazy, Crazy Nights becomes a wrist-slitting affair set to a haunting voice

https://youtu.be/irNVvl_TuLs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: cygnet on May 14, 2018, 11:04:54 pm
In a completely different vein..

https://youtu.be/YGeb7DQdKw8 (https://youtu.be/YGeb7DQdKw8)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on May 18, 2018, 03:15:20 pm
Morgana King, A Taste of Honey:

https://youtu.be/Y1VVJ5B5u-c
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PaulF on May 18, 2018, 05:16:25 pm
Siobhan Miller ~ One Too Many Mornings


https://youtu.be/UXMbjwQiRvo (https://youtu.be/UXMbjwQiRvo)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 30, 2018, 02:48:33 pm
Angelique Kidjo has recorded her take on the whole of Talking Heads' Remain In Light. And it is truly magnificent...

https://youtu.be/Z84rtbVbIEQ
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 13, 2018, 09:50:16 am
Elvis Costello - Sleepless Nights

https://youtu.be/2_zE9wktaWA
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 21, 2018, 07:31:08 am
Beth and Joe - Give it everything you got

https://youtu.be/pELav-8aLeY
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: StuAff on June 25, 2018, 11:33:12 pm
NIN covering Bowie at the Albert Hall last night. One of the highlights of an awesome show, a very moving tribute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvxhZWVoMfM&frags=pl%2Cwn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvxhZWVoMfM&frags=pl%2Cwn)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on July 04, 2018, 10:49:22 pm
I always had a soft spot for Life of Agony's super-faithful cover of Tangerine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhY5LOFkyOI

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 10, 2018, 10:44:23 pm
I was reminded that Hotel California was the sound of the long hot summer of 1976, and that it's reggae-influenced. So a French reggae cover is appealing in the current climate. It's brave to cover the guitar duet as a solo, but who has two lead players?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubah_kRaORU

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on July 11, 2018, 08:20:07 am
Not quite my cuppa but brave right enough. Wonder why they changed to the third person - maybe because if it's in the first person and you can never leave, how do you get back to write the song?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 11, 2018, 01:59:27 pm
[...]It's brave to cover the guitar duet as a solo, but who has two lead players?

Wishbone Ash?

Lynyrd Skynyrd had three :demon:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 11, 2018, 02:18:21 pm
[...]It's brave to cover the guitar duet as a solo, but who has two lead players?

Wishbone Ash?

Lynyrd Skynyrd had three :demon:

Steely Dan also did a lot of twin lead stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WTh_IEyU1w
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on July 19, 2018, 01:12:21 pm
Take On Me (https://youtu.be/QHpU0ZfXZ_g) gets the ska treatment.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 19, 2018, 06:43:07 pm
[...]It's brave to cover the guitar duet as a solo, but who has two lead players?

Wishbone Ash?

Lynyrd Skynyrd had three :demon:
Thin Lizzy were a twin lead guitar band as well. Loads of NWOBHM bands like Def Leppard and Iron Maiden had / have twin leads.
Steely Dan also did a lot of twin lead stuff.

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 25, 2018, 08:09:21 am
The logical treatment of the Shatner 'Common People'.

https://youtu.be/zI3UfxyIdgs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: simonali on August 20, 2018, 12:46:09 am
One of my favourites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa1DTTpGPMc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on August 22, 2018, 07:58:14 am
Seeing these at the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGzVHBrUKw
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on August 23, 2018, 02:04:58 pm
Seeing these at the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGzVHBrUKw

I'll be seeing them in Oct. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on August 23, 2018, 04:20:22 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A6MtHz-g4k

Dawes do Warren Zevon
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 28, 2018, 05:28:57 am
DJ Random played me Tortoise's cover of David Essex' "Rock On" this afternoon.  That was a bit odd.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: CAMRAMan on August 28, 2018, 09:26:29 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05Kms1yUfKc The unlikely bastard offspring of Half Man Half Biscuit and the Bee Gees.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Robh on August 28, 2018, 11:22:03 pm
Seeing these at the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGzVHBrUKw

That works better than I would have thought. He’s on good form :-)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on August 29, 2018, 09:48:14 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A6MtHz-g4k

Dawes do Warren Zevon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo3lxKrjABE

Zevon does did Winwood
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on August 29, 2018, 07:28:08 pm
Seeing these at the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEGzVHBrUKw

That works better than I would have thought. He’s on good form :-)
he was on excellent form, and he brought the house down with the ending, walking out alone and doing 'Beeswing'. He really seems to be enjoying himself.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on September 28, 2018, 09:17:19 am
A couple from Corinne Bailey Rae

Is This Love - Bob Marley

https://youtu.be/tVxaf2booV8

River - Joni Mitchell - this from a Herbie Hancock album of Joni covers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrBilBQ1C54
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on September 28, 2018, 03:53:38 pm
CBR has a lovely voice but she gets the affectation in too early in "River".  She manages to sing, "cutting" as if it had two t's in it but then in the next line she gets a glottal stop in "putting" to make it "pu-ing".  Drives me barmy that kind of thing - like vocoding.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on September 28, 2018, 04:01:33 pm
CBR has a lovely voice but she gets the affectation in too early in "River".  She manages to sing, "cutting" as if it had two t's in it but then in the next line she gets a glottal stop in "putting" to make it "pu-ing".  Drives me barmy that kind of thing - like vocoding.

Yes well, she's a Wessie so that would probably explain it.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on October 20, 2018, 07:18:17 pm
Not exactly a cover...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpLi1iJH7Y&fbclid=IwAR30yRfElIzeMc7JGipANtFRRrBHpmAVQ-4sQMQq1S_YlOZmJaKwsrjAr9g
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on October 23, 2018, 03:16:39 pm
Your time is gonna come - Sandie Shaw !

https://youtu.be/JDykVOZbim4

The whole album "Reviewing the Situation" is of covers. Some she carries off better than others.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on October 24, 2018, 01:34:05 pm
This is absolutely blistering.

https://youtu.be/7qcDJzq9rLM

Allmans cover Muddy Waters "You can't loose what you never had" live.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: rogerzilla on October 31, 2018, 04:46:17 pm
Marc Almond's cover of "Jacky", a slightly loose and risqué Scott Walker translation of the original Jacques Brel song.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on November 18, 2018, 08:22:21 am
Just found Pomplamoose - https://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseMusic/videos

Apparently they've been about for 10 years, some interesting, listenable (and brave?) takes on standards like Eleanor Rigby (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVz65Phjqbc) and Another One Bites the Dust (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxfAw_bCSak)

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Canardly on November 19, 2018, 09:46:45 pm
Leo again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6r1dAire0Y&index=2&list=RD0Gd-jNKhTC8
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on November 19, 2018, 09:48:34 pm
Laura Cantrell - Indoor Fireworks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD0DdLluLsg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on November 20, 2018, 10:39:51 am
Marc Almond's cover of "Jacky", a slightly loose and risqué Scott Walker translation of the original Jacques Brel song.
You have a very peculiar definition of 'great'...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 21, 2019, 08:05:30 pm
'The Only Way is Up', by Yazz and the Plastic Population.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD3EVC1-zU
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Wobbly John on January 21, 2019, 08:48:12 pm
From the 'Truly Terrible Jokes Thread' some time ago:

I always wondered what my old pal Yazz was doing these days. I've just seen her working in my hotel. Great singer, terrible lift attendant.
Wot!?

 :demon:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on January 21, 2019, 09:26:28 pm
'The Only Way is Up', by Yazz and the Plastic Population.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD3EVC1-zU
Seriously?  I'd never heard the Otis Clay version before today (thank you!), but it's approximately a bazillion times better than that dreadful song!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on January 22, 2019, 01:10:56 pm
I would have said that Yazz and My Ever Changing Moods are possibly the only appearances of cycling lycra in pop videos. Having watched the Style Council (https://youtu.be/rmVkOlZFF3Y) again they weren't in lycra, but any excuse to watch that again is worth it.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 22, 2019, 01:24:56 pm
She's About a Mover, Otis Clay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgIbp8TBLRk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on February 15, 2019, 09:25:08 am
Alone - Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cw1ng75KP0&list=RDEHhnD6QZUi0&index=3), another song that you probably didn't know was a cover.  The original has its own merits, but probably still falls into the category of 'songs not quite fulfilling their true potential' (see also Russ Ballard's original Since You Been Gone...)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Torslanda on February 28, 2019, 07:32:16 pm
Acoustic cover (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lML2N4xB9GU) of Radiohead's 'Creep' by Chrissie Hynde.

Don't click the link if you're emotionally fragile...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 18, 2019, 02:10:57 pm
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PaulF on March 18, 2019, 02:26:16 pm
Acoustic cover (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lML2N4xB9GU) of Radiohead's 'Creep' by Chrissie Hynde.

Don't click the link if you're emotionally fragile...

That is a great version! And it led me here: https://youtu.be/1xZxxVlu7BM


Rachael Price and Live From Here: Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home."
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on March 18, 2019, 02:33:50 pm
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

A propos, Marvin's original of Wherever I Lay My Hat is really average compared with Paul Young's devastating cover (check Pino Palladino on freatless bass).  I may have mentioned this before.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 18, 2019, 02:34:43 pm
Do we have a term to indicate the version that's generally accepted as "original" though in fact it's a cover? Maybe standard? Though that has a slightly different meaning too.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 18, 2019, 02:36:39 pm
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

A propos, Marvin's original of Wherever I Lay My Hat is really average compared with Paul Young's devastating cover (check Pino Palladino on freatless bass).  I may have mentioned this before.
It's quite possible that I Heard it on the Grapevine has been mentioned before too, I didn't check! As for Wherever I Lay My Hat, I didn't even know Marvin had sung it...

Ed: Just listened to it. Not dreadful, but not good.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 18, 2019, 03:31:56 pm
Do we have a term to indicate the version that's generally accepted as "original" though in fact it's a cover? Maybe standard? Though that has a slightly different meaning too.

Canonical?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 18, 2019, 05:01:34 pm
Do we have a term to indicate the version that's generally accepted as "original" though in fact it's a cover? Maybe standard? Though that has a slightly different meaning too.

I don't know but it sounds like a subject for a thread in itself.

I may have already mentioned the Valentinos' fantastic original version of All Over Now:
https://youtu.be/71XrZ7ghpZg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on March 18, 2019, 05:11:01 pm
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

Marvin's version is indeed the second Motown recording of 'Grapevine'. But Gladys and the Pips cut the third. The first was by the Miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jo5pmFKgg
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 18, 2019, 08:09:03 pm
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

Marvin's version is indeed the second Motown recording of 'Grapevine'. But Gladys and the Pips cut the third. The first was by the Miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jo5pmFKgg
However, they were released in reverse order.

I think Smokey's version kind of falls between two stools in comparison to the other two.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 18, 2019, 08:10:59 pm
Do we have a term to indicate the version that's generally accepted as "original" though in fact it's a cover? Maybe standard? Though that has a slightly different meaning too.

I don't know but it sounds like a subject for a thread in itself.

I may have already mentioned the Valentinos' fantastic original version of All Over Now:
https://youtu.be/71XrZ7ghpZg
That is absolutely wonderful! Kinda puts the roll in the rock. Almost surprising it was allowed to be released in the early 60s!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 18, 2019, 08:39:28 pm
Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson - Midnight Rider

https://youtu.be/zk3CLvzE_jk

I'd never heard of Lukas Nelson before falling over this on Youtube. He's Willie Nelson's son and he and his band are currently Neil Youngs backing band.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 18, 2019, 09:06:06 pm
Brandi Carlile - Madman across the Water (Elton John)

https://youtu.be/oVOstw9eKdE

I'm listening to a lot of Brandi Carlile at the moment, she's a new discovery for me.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on March 19, 2019, 08:32:48 am
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

Marvin's version is indeed the second Motown recording of 'Grapevine'. But Gladys and the Pips cut the third. The first was by the Miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jo5pmFKgg
However, they were released in reverse order.

I think Smokey's version kind of falls between two stools in comparison to the other two.
Of course, the best version (IMHO) is Creedence Clearwater Revival's.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 20, 2019, 11:25:44 am
This Unit hereby endorses this product, service or sentiment.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on March 20, 2019, 12:06:58 pm
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

A propos, Marvin's original of Wherever I Lay My Hat is really average compared with Paul Young's devastating cover (check Pino Palladino on freatless bass).  I may have mentioned this before.
It's quite possible that I Heard it on the Grapevine has been mentioned before too, I didn't check! As for Wherever I Lay My Hat, I didn't even know Marvin had sung it...

Ed: Just listened to it. Not dreadful, but not good.

Marvin was a co-writer of the song, along with Norman Whitfield (who also wrote Grapevine) and Barrett Strong, who wrote and sang the original of "Money".  Marvin may even have played drums on the record - he started as a drummer and played on quite a few early Tamla songs, I think.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on March 21, 2019, 07:54:27 am
Of course, the best version (IMHO) is Creedence Clearwater Revival's.

Certainly my favourite version. Take a soul classic and turn it into an 11-minute blues jam. With the added bonus of John Fogerty’s vocals. What’s not to like?

https://youtu.be/93S_l0qZrXA

I never really knew much about Creedence until I borrowed Cosmo’s Factory from the Leeds student union record library, back when I was a callow first year. Loved the whole album but I mostly remember playing that one track over and over until my roommate told me to stop.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 21, 2019, 12:10:48 pm
Spook!  The Creedence version was the last track played over the PA before Joanne Shaw Taylor came on at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last night.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on March 21, 2019, 09:01:35 pm
Lowell George - What Do You Want The Girl To Do

https://youtu.be/7a2lvQ2qMLE

The best version I have heard even though his voice was a bit shot by this stage.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on April 02, 2019, 12:46:28 am
Not actually a cover, but a performance by King Crimson of 21st Century Schizoid Man, in Japan in 2015, with 3 drummers and no keyboards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3028oDEKZo4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 03, 2019, 11:01:31 am
DJ Random's latest contribution to this thread: Elton John's "Daniel" covered by Tortoise :o
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 04, 2019, 06:19:43 pm
Danielle Nicole Band - "Jolene"

https://youtu.be/HRa0Rc9ZcOU

Reminds me of Brel singing "ne me quitte pas"
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on April 13, 2019, 01:02:55 pm
Rock the Casbah by Rachid Taha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1p_dkJo6Y8&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1p_dkJo6Y8&feature=youtu.be)

Sadly he seems to have died recently :(
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: andrewc on April 17, 2019, 10:29:13 pm
This popped up in my Twitter feed earlier.  A rather good version of Pink Floyd's "Mother" by Amanda Palmer.    https://vimeo.com/242575536     Video is tagged as "Mature"


http://amandapalmer.net/mother/
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 26, 2019, 11:12:01 am
So, DJ Random, whose "this is a lie1" cover of "California Dreamin'" was that?  Proggie Norwegians Motorpsycho, you say?

1: They certainly sound like they'd rather be in Bergen in the rain than cavorting on the beaches of Malibulibumbum.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 26, 2019, 01:16:49 pm
Get Ready - Rare Earth

https://youtu.be/o3Z8NU5ImK0

They were the first all white band on Motown home of the Temptations who originally had a hit with this Smokey Robinson song.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: nicknack on April 26, 2019, 01:51:15 pm
Of course, the best version (IMHO) is Creedence Clearwater Revival's.

Certainly my favourite version. Take a soul classic and turn it into an 11-minute blues jam. With the added bonus of John Fogerty’s vocals. What’s not to like?

https://youtu.be/93S_l0qZrXA

I never really knew much about Creedence until I borrowed Cosmo’s Factory from the Leeds student union record library, back when I was a callow first year. Loved the whole album but I mostly remember playing that one track over and over until my roommate told me to stop.
One of the bands I play with does this version (with added sax of course).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evxWAcw9TQc
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on April 26, 2019, 08:11:16 pm
Have we had this one yet ?

https://youtu.be/UrOPJXrUWII

The Faces doing the Temptations "I'm Losing You".
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on April 26, 2019, 08:29:57 pm
I really like this, though I suspect it might irk the purists - Lizzo's version of Blondie's Rapture:
https://youtu.be/7_4DCOieSYo

It doesn't really do anything new or interesting with the song, just feels like a nice 21st century update, and I love her voice. The only thing missing is the guitar solo.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Jurek on April 26, 2019, 08:48:53 pm
I really like this, though I suspect it might irk the purists - Lizzo's version of Blondie's Rapture:
https://youtu.be/7_4DCOieSYo

It doesn't really do anything new or interesting with the song, just feels like a nice 21st century update, and I love her voice. The only thing missing is the guitar solo.
S'ok, but the voice is a bit, errr.... thin.
Compared to Debs.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: PeteB99 on May 07, 2019, 11:13:25 am
Rocking in the free world performed by 250 dutch musicians of all ages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwV-NH6t1YM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwV-NH6t1YM)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: mattc on May 08, 2019, 08:34:03 pm
I was just about to post this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ophw7rvZcyc

... cos it was on the radio just now, and made me smile.

But then I found this post:

I know this sounds like being one of those 'novelty' style covers, but it's actually rather good:

http://www.last.fm/music/Corduroy/_/Motorhead

Jeez ...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on May 21, 2019, 09:16:56 am
It's difficult no nominate a "great" with such a classic, but I came across this version of I'd Rather Go Blind by Beth Hart and The Guitar Playing Accountant, she utterly pwns it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEHwO_UEp7A

Do try to watch as well as listen (if you are interested, obv), she sings it like she means it. Ten minutes of magic.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: tiermat on May 21, 2019, 09:26:04 am
One that DJ Spottyface presented to me, just the other day, is Eagles of Death Metal's cover of Family Affair.

Go hunt it out, you know you want to!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 22, 2019, 01:03:29 pm
It's difficult no nominate a "great" with such a classic, but I came across this version of I'd Rather Go Blind by Beth Hart and The Guitar Playing Accountant, she utterly pwns it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEHwO_UEp7A

Do try to watch as well as listen (if you are interested, obv), she sings it like she means it. Ten minutes of magic.

Beth Hart is a force of nature.

I wonder why that video credits the song to Tina Turner, its an Elliot James song (probably co-written with someone else but certainly not Tina Turner).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 22, 2019, 01:27:47 pm
Postmodern Jukebox ft. Morgan James - Dream On

https://youtu.be/Yq4KA0mUnC8
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: fd3 on May 23, 2019, 11:17:25 pm
The Passenger - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Caravan of Love - The Housemartins
Anything he cared to cover (except for what he recorded for "Pin Ups") - Bowie
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 23, 2019, 11:38:11 pm
'Caravan of Love' demonstrates how good the Isley's were, yet again.

We saw 'The Christians' recently, at a small venue in East Lancashire. They did a good cover of 'Harvest for the World' in 1988, but not great. But a good reminder of the sentiment that informed 'Live Aid'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRbzaP4H3U
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 23, 2019, 11:45:09 pm
I was reminded of this earlier - Grace Jones' version of the Pretenders' Private Life...

https://youtu.be/8xpVTUy4zDc

Superb but still not as good as the original.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 24, 2019, 12:03:08 am
A bit of youtube surfing led me to this absolute pop masterpiece...

The Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
https://youtu.be/r3kQlzOi27M

Which made me want to listen to the equally brilliant Fun Boy Three version...
https://youtu.be/lFimGP5kgmc

Of course, the song was co-written by Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Gos and Terry Hall of Fun Boy Three.

And from the Go-Gos to a bona fide classic cover by another classic girl band:

The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
https://youtu.be/TxrwImCJCqk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 24, 2019, 12:06:19 am
And I'm sure we've had this one before but it's always worth repeating - a genuine better-than-the-original cover:

Kirsty McColl - A New England
https://youtu.be/Vnzpg5GgQCo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 24, 2019, 12:12:30 am
I was reminded of this earlier - Grace Jones' version of the Pretenders' Private Life...

https://youtu.be/8xpVTUy4zDc

Superb but still not as good as the original.

Chrissie thought it was better.

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Hynde is quoted as saying: Like all the other London punks, I wanted to do reggae, and I wrote "Private Life". When I first heard Grace's version I thought 'Now that's how it's supposed to sound!' In fact it was one of the high points of my career - what with Sly and Robbie being the masters, and Grace Jones with her scorching delivery. Someone told me it was Chris Blackwell's idea - thanks Chris!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 24, 2019, 12:16:03 am
Chrissie thought it was better.

Yes, I was aware of that, but I disagree. She's too modest!

Although to be fair I think I only prefer the Pretenders original because that's the version I knew first - often the way with covers, familiarity with one version making it hard to get to grips with a different version.

Of course, the Pretenders did some pretty decent covers themselves:
Stop Your Sobbing - https://youtu.be/RTVqZNObw5o
I Go To Sleep - https://youtu.be/Kfyg2aks76Y
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 24, 2019, 12:43:45 am
I do like the Zappa version of 'Whipping Post'. I saw Zappa at the Wembley Arena in 1989, when he did his 'Stairway to Heaven', but there isn't a good version out there. How they came to cover the Allman Brothers is a good story.

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"The only thing I'm concerned about is that people are aware that there are alternatives to Captain & Tennile or the Allman Bros." (FZ in Zappa On Air)

There's a sense in which you play "Whipping Post" as the ultimate joke on encores, because that's the most requested encore song of all time.
Well, I'll tell you how it happened. We were playing Helsinki, Finland about six or eight years ago, and in the middle of this very quiet, nice concert hall from the back of the room a voice rings out, "Whipping Post." And I thought, if we only knew it we could blow this guy's socks off. You know, it would be great to just ... sure, fuck you, "Whipping Post" ... all right, here it is. So, when we got Bobbie Martin in the band I said, "He can sing the shit out of 'Whipping Post' and so let's go for it."
What did the other members of your band think when you said ...
"God damn right, let's do it." They love it. They enjoy playing it.
Did you similarly like Duane Allman?
I never listened to their music. I like "Whipping Post," though. In fact, I think they even premiered it when we were working together at this pop festival at the baseball stadium in Atlanta years and years and years ago. It was the first time I heard this song and I liked it then, thought it was really good but I am not an Allman Brothers consumer.
But, as a guitarist you were obviously aware of Duane Allman.
Well, I heard him like the same way I hear other things, if it happens to be on the radio when I go someplace. I don't follow it, I don't consume it.
But, you do offer a kind of homage to a famous dead guy who was a great player.
The credit is all his. It's his song. I didn't invent it. It's a great song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu32TgPeXM8

Probably the most pertinent comment from 9 months ago.

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Was listening to Zappa's "Whipping Post" with my band as we were all riding together in the van on the way home after playing. At one point when the band stopped playing and you could hear the sound of the live audience, my bass player was freaking out, suddenly realizing that he was listening to a live performance. "WHAT! This is LIVE?"  We were all in shock, honestly.

However, it's worth remembering that there was enough money in album sales to re-record any faults in the live performance, and plenty of studios in LA to do that in.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on May 24, 2019, 11:32:07 am
I'm curious about them, but not curious enough to press "play"

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/24/morrissey-california-son-review-clumsy-covers-troll-like-spirit

Anyone feel like taking one for the team?
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on May 24, 2019, 08:28:32 pm
I've heard Wedding Bell Blues and Lady Willpower on R2 and yes, they're pretty woeful...
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 25, 2019, 10:23:09 am
I'm curious about them, but not curious enough to press "play"

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/24/morrissey-california-son-review-clumsy-covers-troll-like-spirit

Anyone feel like taking one for the team?

No, and nor is a record shop in Cardiff (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/record-store-bans-morrissey-albums-far-right-support-838984/).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: spesh on May 25, 2019, 10:41:26 am
I'm curious about them, but not curious enough to press "play"

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/24/morrissey-california-son-review-clumsy-covers-troll-like-spirit

Anyone feel like taking one for the team?

No, and nor is a record shop in Cardiff (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/record-store-bans-morrissey-albums-far-right-support-838984/).

Merseyrail have taken down advert posters for the album, so I guess they're going to sit this one out too.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-48393548
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 25, 2019, 08:54:18 pm
Joan Osborne - What becomes of the broken hearted:

https://youtu.be/rG5FGjnp_yU

Its a cover but the band is The Funk Brothers i.et. the Motown House Band when all these hits were originally rerecorded.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 25, 2019, 09:26:13 pm
Grace Potter  - Why Don't You Love Me?

https://youtu.be/r8qBuxGvGCw
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on May 27, 2019, 10:55:20 pm
An epic "With a little help from my friends".

https://youtu.be/x3yJTI7otqA

Its from a festival in the US. Not sure exactly who everyone is but on guitar there is Derrick Trucks (Allman Brothers) and Doyle Bramhall II. On vocals its Susan Tedeschi and Chris Robinson (Black Crowes). Huge number of other musicians and backing singers, presumably this was an ensemble effort from everyone playing at the festival.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: T42 on May 28, 2019, 08:51:39 am
All About That Bass by Postmodern Jukebox:

https://youtu.be/aLnZ1NQm2uk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 28, 2019, 05:54:31 pm
Radcliffe & Maconie played the Madness version of It Must Be Love on Saturday morning. It's one of tracks where you can easily forget just how good it is because it's been somewhat dulled by over-familiarity (see also Soft Cell's Tainted Love) but it really is excellent. Well worth taking a moment to listen to it properly to remind yourself...

https://youtu.be/vmezIIrFQmY
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on May 29, 2019, 09:28:39 am
Over-familiarity with Soft Cell is easy enough to avoid.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 29, 2019, 10:26:40 am
Over-familiarity with Soft Cell is easy enough to avoid.

By not listening to commercial radio, you mean?

I imagine there's a statistic about Tainted Love being played somewhere in the world at any time, along the lines of that one about Friends being shown on TV somewhere in the world at any time.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Peter on May 29, 2019, 12:01:21 pm
Ha!  There's usually a button marked "off" somewhere!  The trick is not to have an accident falling over some household object in one's haste to reach it!

Peter

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 29, 2019, 11:56:51 pm
Sunshine of your Love, by Spanky Wilson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNY6JZgFfZk&list=RDGNY6JZgFfZk&start_radio=1&t=14
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: citoyen on May 31, 2019, 05:42:29 am
Sunshine of your Love, by Spanky Wilson.

Ooh yes, that’s great!

I can think of a few other Cream tracks that would benefit from a funk’n’soul treatment in the same way.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 01, 2019, 10:13:04 pm
Motörhead "Heroes"

https://youtu.be/J06yQb4lbPk
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 01, 2019, 10:39:19 pm
This one is brilliant, not for the quality of the vocals but just for the passion.

Foo Fighters cover "Tom Sawyer"

https://youtu.be/aDWfMv3BloE

All hail Brian, balls of steel!
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Deano on June 10, 2019, 11:19:04 pm
David Byrne and Choir! Choir! Choir! - Heroes. (https://happymag.tv/watch-david-byrne-perform-a-chilling-cover-bowies-heroes-backed-by-a-choir-of-strangers/?fbclid=IwAR31dOnEkzZUVQ472AOBnGjc-_ZYUSiKm1HcHzq0rTlqG5DxKC9Sz1Q6Srs)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on June 11, 2019, 05:07:36 pm
Here's one that's a little more esoteric.

I've been enjoying Pomplamoose (a canadian band) for a while, I may well have nominated one of their covers earlier in these pages.

This, though, is chanson - one of George Brassens tunes, Je me suis fait tout petit (I make myself small) which takes on a whole new level of darkness sung by a girl. I've gone looking for a translation in case anyone is interested http://brassenswithenglish.blogspot.com/2008/02/je-me-suis-fait-tout-petit_08.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTP246fnKAI

Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Robh on June 11, 2019, 10:42:09 pm
Sunshine of your Love, by Spanky Wilson.

Ooh yes, that’s great!

I can think of a few other Cream tracks that would benefit from a funk’n’soul treatment in the same way.

Not exactly funk’n’soul, but this is well worth a listen:

https://youtu.be/tC5hXBt5RIs
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on June 11, 2019, 11:06:47 pm
Tomorrow Never Knows.
Junior Parker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1YKfu5sD24
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Robh on June 12, 2019, 01:23:04 am
The Beat Goes On, Buddy Rich -

https://youtu.be/4Zrn15bYcH4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: andrewc on June 21, 2019, 12:11:06 am
The Tiger Lillies do "Is That All There Is ?"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx9ycwCLA_Y
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Exit Stage Left on June 21, 2019, 12:59:57 am
Sunshine of your Love, by Spanky Wilson.

Ooh yes, that’s great!

I can think of a few other Cream tracks that would benefit from a funk’n’soul treatment in the same way.

So. Imagine that Jeff Beck had contributed to the writing of 'Superstition', and he'd recorded a live version in 1973, as a trio, in the style of Cream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyyhm1D7zlI

There are later versions with Jeff and Stevie.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: MattH on June 21, 2019, 05:07:15 pm
<meme>
What's that song called?
Darude - Sandstorm
</meme>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9l4oVTK_F4
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 24, 2019, 07:13:42 am
Taimane Gardner - Love Song (The Cure)

https://youtu.be/x_yW3toqNow

On ukulele - yes really but not like you think.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Legs on June 24, 2019, 10:17:42 am
There are some great covers by Weezer on The Teal Album, not least Africa.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Andrij on June 24, 2019, 10:46:43 am
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain covers Pinball Wizard (https://youtu.be/XvdpjZYLumw).
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on June 24, 2019, 10:20:04 pm
Never Been to Spain - Chris Robinson Brotherhood

https://youtu.be/-vGkd-uz7Yo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 05, 2019, 12:19:32 pm
Come Together - Pomplamoose

https://youtu.be/VW7evu7SJBA
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Ham on July 10, 2019, 11:37:15 am
Foxes and Fossils (extra points for the band name) and Landslide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2N7gYom9-A
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: pcolbeck on July 16, 2019, 10:24:45 pm
Fortunate Son - 38 Special

https://youtu.be/RzuIb8J4AQQ

Yes that is Ronnie Van Zant's brother. Unfortunately in the 80s 38 Special turned into a stadium rock band in the mode of Journey but worse.
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Pingu on July 20, 2019, 07:20:07 pm
Lateralus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dr6ZlcR6Fo
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Canardly on July 31, 2019, 09:10:42 pm
The Sound of Silence Pentatonix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdVjVtpr55M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdVjVtpr55M)
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 05, 2019, 02:02:14 am
Seattle supergroup Mad Season's cover of Lennon's "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier"

https://youtu.be/egkmYMXw488
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: Steph on August 13, 2019, 11:27:08 am
I can't remember if I put this up earlier, bit some of the comments are a delight--especially from the person who didn't get the joke at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNqGxddOM5E
Title: Re: Great cover versions
Post by: perpetual dan on August 14, 2019, 08:37:00 pm
The Shop Asistants' cover of "train from kansas city" popped into my head yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZA4u5IsEY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZA4u5IsEY)