Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 110384 times)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #850 on: August 25, 2020, 10:06:07 pm »
It was a massive hit both sides of the Atlantic.

Passed me by - I was less than a year old when it came out. But Joni's Blue is one of the records I was brought up on, so I'm very familiar with the original.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #851 on: August 26, 2020, 03:27:56 pm »
Cant find my way home Yvonne Elliman

https://youtu.be/VtupyJw_dn0

Lovely version and that harp solo is the very talented Marcella Detroit (of Shakespear's Sister fame and also backing singer for everyone from the 70s and a great songwriter in her own right).

That solo really reminds me of the great Ray Jackson's style
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #852 on: August 26, 2020, 04:03:37 pm »
I've never heard this before until Steve Lamacq played this on the radio yesterday. Can't quite make up my mind but I think I like it... Certainly a bit different to the original!

This Flight Tonight - Nazareth
https://youtu.be/ylW6sC6NNhY

May I refer you back to the original post (more than a decade ago  :o)  I've always loved both this and the original (despite what Mr Nicknack may say).

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=29267.msg536758#msg536758
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #853 on: August 26, 2020, 04:25:22 pm »
Larkin Poe are two sisters. Here's their Nights in White Satin on dobro and slide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yGhbIwG-3U

There're not just cover artists, you might want to checkout their new album, here's a track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3idn3XQN_w

Saw these two supporting Elvis Costello a couple of years ago. As well as their own warm-up set, they joined him for the final few songs of his set and the three of them kicked up quite a storm.
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #854 on: August 26, 2020, 05:17:45 pm »
May I refer you back to the original post (more than a decade ago  :o)  I've always loved both this and the original (despite what Mr Nicknack may say).

Excellent! I had a feeling it would be well known to some of you already, and that it would have been mentioned already in the thread. Amazed I've got this far in life without hearing it.

10 years though... I feel old.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #855 on: August 31, 2020, 08:02:02 pm »
Muse. Matt Bellamy's paranoia via classical guitar. The final two minutes are outstanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCpbpi7C4rQ
They laughed when I said I was going to be a stand-up comedian. They're not laughing now.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #856 on: August 31, 2020, 08:06:20 pm »
And while I'm on the subject of Muse, here's Starlight, fingerstyle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJiok_3B-JA&list=RDq7TXYtDw5s4&index=5
They laughed when I said I was going to be a stand-up comedian. They're not laughing now.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #857 on: September 04, 2020, 09:12:21 pm »
Ariane Grande - Somewhere over the rainbow

Manchester One Love 2017

https://youtu.be/iMNtiSvQWyg

Not the best vocal performance ever (she's trying not to cry all the way through it) but probably the most emotional. First time I have watched this since it was broadcast live.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #858 on: September 04, 2020, 11:09:40 pm »
Miley Cyrus - Take it to the Limit (BBC Live Lounge)

https://youtu.be/Qz7IcGA4Aag

She's getting better as she gets older.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #859 on: September 09, 2020, 10:31:16 pm »
Not a cover but either a glorious piece of technotrickal mash-up or a double sacrilege, depending on your point of view!
https://youtu.be/2Qs1J612nZs
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #860 on: September 16, 2020, 12:32:44 pm »
Here's some great talent AND an omafiets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlsqsIW6gx8

Adikara Fardy

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #861 on: September 16, 2020, 12:39:20 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0xh4qopQpk

Me thinks this is better than the original...

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #862 on: September 22, 2020, 08:44:44 am »
David Lindley - Werewolves of London (probably not as you'd recognise it!)

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #863 on: September 22, 2020, 10:52:22 am »
He's done great stuff with RY COODER. Here he is with RY a year later (and still wearing the same clothes).  There are better recordings of them but this has a certain je ne sais quoi (well I think I do, actually).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJTtaj165Ig

It's also a great cover in its own right:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns8bum4civI


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #864 on: September 22, 2020, 11:24:25 am »
Thanks for that pointer.  I wasn't sure whether to put him in the Look At My F***king Red Trousers thread, but having seen that he's a repeat offender, he really ought to go there!

I'm most familiar with his collaborations with Jackson Browne, TBH.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #865 on: September 22, 2020, 11:49:45 am »
Heard this on Lauren Laverne's 6music show this morning - a nicely done cover of Big Star's Thirteen by Bedouine, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Waxahatchee.

https://youtu.be/8pXuiZnUheE

Thirteen is one of my all-time favourite songs so a cover has to be pretty good to impress me. I really like the blend of different voices - nice contrast when they're singing individually, and lovely harmonies when together.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #866 on: September 22, 2020, 12:23:44 pm »
Heard this on Lauren Laverne's 6music show this morning - a nicely done cover of Big Star's Thirteen by Bedouine, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Waxahatchee.

https://youtu.be/8pXuiZnUheE

Thirteen is one of my all-time favourite songs so a cover has to be pretty good to impress me. I really like the blend of different voices - nice contrast when they're singing individually, and lovely harmonies when together.

That's a nice cover.  Big Star were brilliant.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #867 on: September 22, 2020, 10:03:55 pm »
Nina Simone - Isn't it a pity

https://youtu.be/DitOFrGBEQA

Manages to build and be epic with just her piano and some subtle bass.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #868 on: September 25, 2020, 09:23:45 pm »
He's done great stuff with RY COODER. Here he is with RY a year later (and still wearing the same clothes).  There are better recordings of them but this has a certain je ne sais quoi (well I think I do, actually).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJTtaj165Ig

It's also a great cover in its own right:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns8bum4civI

Ry Cooder was responsible for several versions of Jesus on the Mainline; all different; all excellent. There's a studio vesion on Paradise and Lunch And a live one on Showtime..

David Lindley did a shitkicking version of Mercury  Blues on El Rayo-X.

 Individually they are  brilliant; together they are magic.

sprogs

  • from your big sister, Steve.
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #869 on: September 28, 2020, 04:57:48 pm »
The first time I ever saw your face - Marcia Griffiths.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #870 on: September 28, 2020, 05:12:58 pm »
He's done great stuff with RY COODER. Here he is with RY a year later (and still wearing the same clothes).  There are better recordings of them but this has a certain je ne sais quoi (well I think I do, actually).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJTtaj165Ig

It's also a great cover in its own right:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns8bum4civI

Ry Cooder was responsible for several versions of Jesus on the Mainline; all different; all excellent. There's a studio vesion on Paradise and Lunch And a live one on Showtime..

David Lindley did a shitkicking version of Mercury  Blues on El Rayo-X.

 Individually they are  brilliant; together they are magic.

Welcome to the club!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #871 on: September 28, 2020, 05:22:07 pm »
The first time I ever saw your face - Marcia Griffiths.

Gordon Lightfoot did a great version on his first album.  1966.  Ages before Roberta Flack's.

Maybe there will be a resurgence in popularity for this great Canadian performer and writer, if "th'inevitable hour" arrives.  But there's no hurry!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #872 on: September 30, 2020, 10:56:56 am »
David Lindley did a shitkicking version of Mercury  Blues on El Rayo-X.
This live version is the absolute epitome of shitkicking!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #873 on: September 30, 2020, 01:41:08 pm »
David Lindley did a shitkicking version of Mercury  Blues on El Rayo-X.
This live version is the absolute epitome of shitkicking!

I cannot disagree

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #874 on: October 02, 2020, 03:42:37 pm »
Anyone mentioned Phoebe Snow's version of Macca's Every Night?