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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #100 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 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Fu5Cgb6Yy4Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Fu5Cgb6Yy4Y&rel=1</a> the other a much livelier <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/G2rRorhtN6Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/G2rRorhtN6Y&rel=1</a>

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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #102 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 the other a much livelier one

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.


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Love that album -  "Gallows Pole" is in itself an excellent cover.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #103 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 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-ym2ZRx4uo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/E-ym2ZRx4uo&rel=1</a>,  grrrrr.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2010, 11:22:11 am »



Here's one - possibly the greatest version of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-ym2ZRx4uo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/E-ym2ZRx4uo&rel=1</a>,  grrrrr.

Yay! I knew who it would be before I clicked the link.  Because of the grrrrr.   ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #105 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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/V0jiiURy_So&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/V0jiiURy_So&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #106 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.


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #107 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").
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #108 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 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-ym2ZRx4uo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/E-ym2ZRx4uo&rel=1</a>,  grrrrr.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #109 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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #110 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".
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2010, 08:45:28 pm »

Dear Prudence - Siouxie and the Banshees.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #113 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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #114 on: February 07, 2010, 09:53:10 pm »
Somebody mentioned Grace Jones upthread, and that reminded me of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/08A90DyfOjY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/08A90DyfOjY&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #115 on: February 08, 2010, 01:17:17 am »
Nobody's Fault but Mine"
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #116 on: February 08, 2010, 08:54:18 am »
Trivium -- Iron Maiden (the album cover is great)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #117 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.
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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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #118 on: February 08, 2010, 01:51:20 pm »
'Just Like Heaven' by Dinosaur Jr.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #119 on: February 08, 2010, 01:54:00 pm »
Love Me Do by the Baron Knights.....

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #120 on: February 08, 2010, 11:06:03 pm »
The original was good but I like this better

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #121 on: February 09, 2010, 10:49:07 am »


The Nice - America.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #122 on: February 09, 2010, 10:56:09 am »


The Nice - America.

That's fabulous.  Bernstein hated it apparently.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #123 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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #124 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.