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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #750 on: March 31, 2020, 07:20:43 pm »
The Highwomen cover The Chain

https://youtu.be/jVLNB3d-2cA

Great harmonies.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #751 on: March 31, 2020, 07:30:51 pm »
Gaz Coombes, late of Supergrass, now of Hotrats, was on 6music yesterday talking about his new covers project. Sounds fun. They played one of the tracks from it... WOW!

https://youtu.be/-z4k-fBGz9Y

This is totally the definition of how to do a cover version.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #752 on: March 31, 2020, 07:50:29 pm »
For me this is a good example of a cover version that should be good, but just isn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LVW95Mxv6k

The Staves, I'm on fire. They've got lovely voices and sing in great harmony, but.....

Maybe it's just me.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #753 on: April 04, 2020, 06:50:02 pm »
OK, I suspect we have never had lederhosen in this thread, that's about to change.

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

The Heimatdamisch: Sweet Child o' Mine

They're really quite good. And, don't miss the gherkin placement (around 3:00)


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #754 on: April 04, 2020, 08:57:43 pm »
That’s great. But actually, I reckon their version of Poker Face is even better...

https://youtu.be/i3HzTjPonOU

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #755 on: April 06, 2020, 07:24:06 pm »
That’s great. But actually, I reckon their version of Poker Face is even better...

https://youtu.be/i3HzTjPonOU

That's as may be, but then, had I chosen that track, you would have had to do without the gherkin placement.

As a curiosity, I observed that the front lady (if I may so refer to her) had outstanding features. Chasing down that rabbit hole, I discovered was labelled Connie Kreitmeier, led me through some cabaret with very German humour, thence to Daisy Ultra. Most of her stuff is interesting rather than remarkable, but then I found her version of Purple Rain in  Munich Pride 2017 .

My next rabbit hole is labelled rock music with signing, what little I saw in that video looked to open possibilities, with the added benefit you don't need to understand the signing as there are subtitles ;)

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #756 on: April 16, 2020, 06:20:20 pm »
Spirit in the Sky by Evol walks  (see also new music thread)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W1Jm2jF8MI
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #757 on: April 17, 2020, 07:46:00 am »

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #758 on: April 19, 2020, 10:39:04 am »
worth 4:22 of anyone's time, The Petersons with Jolene

I rather like this Miley Cyrus version:

https://youtu.be/wOwblaKmyVw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KLyKwlvWrc

A.A.Williams version of Jolene.  Turns me inside out.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #759 on: April 19, 2020, 11:37:56 am »
A.A.Williams version of Jolene.  Turns me inside out.

Hmmmm. Doesn’t do it for me.


Have we had this one before? Prelude’s version of After The Gold Rush - one of the great covers, better than the original in my opinion. Was reminded of it when RadMac played it on the radio this morning...


https://youtu.be/W2Taxuott5s

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #760 on: April 19, 2020, 02:02:22 pm »

My next rabbit hole is labelled rock music with signing

Pharell, Happy
Adelle, Rolling in the Deep
Clicked on the first one, not knowing what to expect; perfect for today!
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #761 on: April 19, 2020, 11:05:59 pm »
West coast Band the spin off from Prelude, Played at the 2019 York cycle  Rally . Irene Hume still has that distinctive and amazing voice .

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #762 on: April 23, 2020, 12:31:58 pm »
Shaun Keaveny just played Robyn's disco anthem Dancing On My Own on 6music. I don't think it's a song that I've ever paid much attention to before but it's an absolute pop banger. So I went online to listen to it again and the YouTube sidebar pointed me at this rather spiffing soft-rock-ballad version by Kings Of Leon...

https://youtu.be/aQ-vU28uPb0

(Just a shame the mix puts the guitar too high and drowns out the vocals)

There's also this acoustic version by Calum Scott that sounds a bit too bedwetty for my liking, and I hate his nasal tone, but I can't deny it works...

https://youtu.be/q31tGyBJhRY

Evidence that a truly great pop song transcends genre.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #763 on: April 23, 2020, 01:14:50 pm »
Talking about guitar versions of pop classics with my son, he told me about this acoustic take on Cher's Believe, which is great:

https://youtu.be/MmwFnoMoDDg


From the same series, I absolutely love this - Chvrches doing Arctic Monkeys:

https://youtu.be/CjwwmFrsX_E


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #764 on: April 23, 2020, 05:33:18 pm »
I realised that i have 9 different versions of Smoke on the Water, but none of them are technically covers.  There is the original studio version and 4 different Deep Purple Live versions, 3 Ritchie Blackmore/Rainbow ones, and Ian Paice's Sunflower Jam.  However, there are several more vocalists:  Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, and Ronnie Romero coming out to Montreux along the way.  I once used this as a playlist for a marathon rowing session.  It worked quite well.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #765 on: April 24, 2020, 06:51:05 am »
Laura Marling - The Needle and the Damage Done

https://youtu.be/3yxBeq0Std4
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #766 on: April 24, 2020, 09:02:25 am »
After hearing the well-meant-but-somewhat-iffy charity version of Times Like These this morning, I had to dig out this, which is about as definitive as cover versions get:

https://youtu.be/qVJ2B2itVfU

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #767 on: April 24, 2020, 11:56:30 am »
I realised that i have 9 different versions of Smoke on the Water, but none of them are technically covers.  There is the original studio version and 4 different Deep Purple Live versions, 3 Ritchie Blackmore/Rainbow ones, and Ian Paice's Sunflower Jam.  However, there are several more vocalists:  Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, and Ronnie Romero coming out to Montreux along the way.  I once used this as a playlist for a marathon rowing session.  It worked quite well.

There's a special super-duper edition of Made In Japan which contains the original version, the remastered one and recordings of all three gigs from which the album was distilled.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #768 on: April 25, 2020, 04:06:03 pm »
Have we had G'N'R's "Live And Let Die"?  Someone needs to do a fan cut of the film, replacing the original for the title sequence.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #769 on: April 25, 2020, 08:31:45 pm »
Laura Marling - The Needle and the Damage Done

https://youtu.be/3yxBeq0Std4
Saw the title and thought "Oh, Lynnyrd Skynnyrd". No, a different needle song.  ::-) Still, maybe she should cover that too?  ???
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #770 on: April 25, 2020, 11:51:30 pm »
A.A.Williams version of Jolene.  Turns me inside out.

Hmmmm. Doesn’t do it for me.


Have we had this one before? Prelude’s version of After The Gold Rush - one of the great covers, better than the original in my opinion. Was reminded of it when RadMac played it on the radio this morning...


https://youtu.be/W2Taxuott5s

No

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #771 on: April 26, 2020, 07:17:14 pm »
Gaz Coombes, late of Supergrass, now of Hotrats, was on 6music yesterday talking about his new covers project. Sounds fun. They played one of the tracks from it... WOW!

https://youtu.be/-z4k-fBGz9Y

This is totally the definition of how to do a cover version.
I think this has solved my lockdown haircut problem. Instead of mangling it myself, I'll grow it like "We're alright" era Gaz Coombes. Except it might not work nowadays.  :o :D

Ed: This would mean I'd have a cover of a cover of Noddy Holder hair.  :o :D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #772 on: April 27, 2020, 09:52:45 am »
Second release from Blackberry Smoke's Capricorn Studios CV-19 charity EP. This time with added flute as they are covering The Marshall Tucker Band.

Take The Highway

https://youtu.be/Pd-wis4z8o0

Which makes me think of flutes in rock:

Marshall Tucker Band
Jethro Tull
Focus

Any more?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #773 on: April 27, 2020, 10:06:05 am »
Which makes me think of flutes in rock:

Marshall Tucker Band
Jethro Tull
Focus

Any more?

Mercury Rev have a flautist. And to get this on topic, I saw them live many years ago and they did an amazing cover of the Specials' Ghost Town, in which the flute was used to great effect in a long instrumental section.

Also, not exactly 'rock' but dance diva Lizzo can play the flute while twerking, which is properly impressive.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #774 on: April 27, 2020, 01:14:29 pm »
Second release from Blackberry Smoke's Capricorn Studios CV-19 charity EP. This time with added flute as they are covering The Marshall Tucker Band.

Take The Highway

https://youtu.be/Pd-wis4z8o0

Which makes me think of flutes in rock:

Marshall Tucker Band
Jethro Tull
Focus

Any more?

Although best known for his saxophony, Hawkwind's Nik Turner occasionally played the flute.  His solo album Xitintoday contains one track of flutey Stuffs recorded inside the the Great Pyramid, because hippie.
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