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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #350 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.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #351 on: December 23, 2014, 01:41:34 pm »
Adam Buxton & Gaz Coombes - I Believe In Father Christmas

http://youtu.be/21jo7Z8z1ys

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #352 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

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #353 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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #354 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.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #355 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
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #356 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
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #357 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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #358 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?

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #359 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.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #360 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)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #361 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!
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #362 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).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #363 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 !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #364 on: April 03, 2015, 01:15:16 pm »
I'm rather partial to The Slits' version of I heard it through the grapevine.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #365 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
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #366 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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #367 on: April 28, 2015, 09:08:31 am »
That was unexpected KT Tunstall does Chaka Khan !

https://youtu.be/xTDqhiavP3E
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #368 on: April 28, 2015, 04:25:10 pm »
Storming!  Love KT's voice.  Rock's greatest front woman manque. :)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #369 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
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #370 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
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #371 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


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #372 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.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #373 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.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #374 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.