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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #325 on: July 20, 2014, 01:09:04 am »
A cover of "Blurred Lines"

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #326 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

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #327 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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #328 on: August 06, 2014, 04:18:30 pm »
From discussions elsewhere, two very different covers of Ring of Fire.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #329 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 ...
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #330 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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #331 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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #332 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!)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #333 on: August 07, 2014, 01:02:06 pm »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #334 on: August 07, 2014, 03:49:24 pm »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #335 on: August 07, 2014, 04:16:01 pm »
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
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #336 on: August 07, 2014, 04:21:29 pm »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #337 on: August 07, 2014, 04:38:32 pm »
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #338 on: August 07, 2014, 10:59:58 pm »
Worked, albeit slowly, in Chrome under Windoze.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #339 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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #340 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 ... >
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #341 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

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #342 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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #343 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
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #344 on: December 11, 2014, 02:08:11 pm »
I know I've posted Patax before, but this isn't Patax. Almost.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #345 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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #346 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:
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #347 on: December 12, 2014, 12:38:39 pm »
Has this been mentioned yet?

http://youtu.be/MBYo9o6y1k4

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #348 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!
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #349 on: December 12, 2014, 01:43:14 pm »
I think You Are My World is my favourite Communards song.
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