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Mr Larrington

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #925 on: January 12, 2021, 06:10:14 pm »
Grace Potter doing "whole lotta love"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1DPBEDsfg

Possibly should come with an NSFW label, but I suppose it's art. My, she's DURTY. You can't tell me the choice of the flying V was not deliberate.

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Of course she could just be channelling her inner Lonnie Mack…
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #926 on: January 12, 2021, 07:44:42 pm »
In the recent weekend Bowie-fest on the Beeb, there's been loads of covers. The best ones have been _by_ Bowie, to be honest!
It's hard to believe that such cracking melodies haven't led to a few decent covers - anyone want to nominate?

The only enjoyable one i heard so far very  uncool - Boys Keep Swinging by Susannah Hoff. It's nothing revolutionary, just very pleasant! (don't listen if you're not already a fan of hers!) Turns out she's done an album of covers with the mostly brill Matthew Sweet. Some are rather good, and of course you can always stare longingly at Ms Hoff (I assume everyone does this?)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #927 on: January 12, 2021, 10:24:42 pm »
The Trent Reznor covers were some of the best I heard.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #928 on: January 12, 2021, 11:53:09 pm »
The Trent Reznor covers were some of the best I heard.
When he and NIN played the Albert Hall a couple of years back they covered 'I Can't Give Everything Away'. It was heartrending.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #929 on: January 13, 2021, 10:00:25 am »
Grace Potter doing "whole lotta love"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1DPBEDsfg

Possibly should come with an NSFW label, but I suppose it's art. My, she's DURTY. You can't tell me the choice of the flying V was not deliberate.

She nearly always plays a flying V.

yebbut still  ;D ;D

Grace covering Beyoncé

https://youtu.be/PtDbpTbbVxQ

Doesn't bother with the Flying-V on this one :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #930 on: January 14, 2021, 04:17:28 pm »
In the recent weekend Bowie-fest on the Beeb, there's been loads of covers. The best ones have been _by_ Bowie, to be honest!
It's hard to believe that such cracking melodies haven't led to a few decent covers - anyone want to nominate?

V hard to cover Bowie as he got so many helpings of awesome anyone trying to cover him would struggle.  I like Bowie's later covers, but his stuff on "Pin Ups" is the worst he's done, I would rate it between his "laughing gnome" stuff and "tonight".
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #931 on: January 14, 2021, 04:59:05 pm »
Does Mott the Hoople's version of All The Young Dudes count as a cover? That's a good one.

Bryan Ferry did a few covers albums and they're generally excellent - he just makes them all sound like Bryan Ferry songs - eg this one from These Foolish Things (not the title track):
https://youtu.be/X6fqDVe863o

And this one, from Dylanesque:
https://youtu.be/D8NCSx31gws

And this one, which me and the missus had at our wedding:
https://youtu.be/TF6kVjY2Rdw
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #932 on: January 14, 2021, 11:41:59 pm »
^ I don’t think it does as Bowie wrote it for them (the story goes he offered them a different song which they didn’t like, so he scribbled it out in less than 30 mins on a scrap of paper) and it was years before he played it himself.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #933 on: January 15, 2021, 08:17:41 pm »
Has nobody thought of posting Laurence Mason's tribute to the Stanglers, in a Dave Brubeck stylee: Golden Brown?

https://youtu.be/2Qs1J612nZs
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #934 on: January 20, 2021, 11:38:11 pm »
I'm quite liking this one.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #935 on: January 20, 2021, 11:52:58 pm »
Has nobody thought of posting Laurence Mason's tribute to the Stanglers, in a Dave Brubeck stylee: Golden Brown?

https://youtu.be/2Qs1J612nZs
 :)

It's up there, somewhere ^^^

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #936 on: January 21, 2021, 03:03:39 pm »
This is FUCKING AWESOME - Lou Hayter's take on Steely Dan's Time Out Of Mind:

https://youtu.be/A_PIiWA-w2c

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #937 on: January 21, 2021, 04:08:47 pm »
In the recent weekend Bowie-fest on the Beeb, there's been loads of covers. The best ones have been _by_ Bowie, to be honest!
It's hard to believe that such cracking melodies haven't led to a few decent covers - anyone want to nominate?
Just thought of one - Bauhaus' version of Ziggy ("updating" the song from early 70s to early 80s)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #938 on: January 21, 2021, 09:01:59 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAtGpU_xY8

Josh Turner does The Beatles 'And Your Bird Can Sing'.  I've just been listening to this back to back with the original, and all that's missing is the bass.  Josh Turner's early stuff on YouTube is a bit goofy but over time he's become really, really good, and now he's doing both Paul and George's parts at once, while coolly sitting on a rug in the park!  With Carson, and Jim, they do a pretty good job with the close harmony vocals too.  'And Your Bird Can Sing' predates Crosby Stills and Nash style vocals by three years, and the dual lead guitar lines fooled Joe Walsh until Ringo, his brother-in-law, let on that it was two parts not one player. Josh Turner isn't the first to play them both at once but I'm mighty impressed.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #939 on: January 21, 2021, 09:45:51 pm »
This is FUCKING AWESOME - Lou Hayter's take on Steely Dan's Time Out Of Mind:

https://youtu.be/A_PIiWA-w2c

I heard that and sat up and listened, too.

(ok, I didn't actually sit up but I did stop hacking away at some tiles on a wall for a minute, but then, any excuse will do)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #940 on: January 22, 2021, 12:15:47 am »
DJ Random just played me the original version of “Roller Coaster” by the 13th Floor Elevators, which served to remind me of how much better Spacemen 3's version is.  No-one has matched the Elevators' original of “Slip Inside This House” though.  Drugs may have been involved.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #941 on: January 28, 2021, 03:43:26 pm »
Way back when, LindaG mentioned that Patti Smith's covers album Twelve was great.
From it, Gimme Shelter.  She's almost out-Micking Mick...

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #942 on: January 29, 2021, 11:08:34 pm »
More BowieFest trivia : "Oh You Pretty Thing" is a cover  :o
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #943 on: February 10, 2021, 08:13:49 am »
Maria Mckee - Free Money (Patti Smith)

https://youtu.be/XKEd6Jxz1ws

I was a big Lone Justice fan back in the day.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #944 on: February 10, 2021, 07:52:25 pm »
More BowieFest trivia : "Oh You Pretty Thing" is a cover  :o

Yebbut, a cover of a song he wrote.
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Great cover versions
« Reply #945 on: February 13, 2021, 09:09:21 am »
Just heard this* on 6music - Magazine taking on the family Stone. Bloody brilliant...

https://youtu.be/hfTqrQ-FZOM

Also reminds me that perhaps Barry Adamson deserves a mention in the inspirational bass players thread.


*it was actually an incredible live session version they played but I can only find the album version on the tube
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #947 on: February 17, 2021, 02:30:11 pm »
Bob Dylan's "Watching The River Flow" swung into the stratosphere by one of the best "pick-up" bands in the business.  It's all fabulous but listen out for the bass solo and an astonishing low note from Ronnie Cuber on baritone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmO30Ij6D_o

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #948 on: February 18, 2021, 02:57:33 pm »
I assume that we have had "All along the Watchtower".  did Dylan have the sense to retire it after Jimi took it off him?
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #949 on: February 18, 2021, 06:12:45 pm »
I assume that we have had "All along the Watchtower".  did Dylan have the sense to retire it after Jimi took it off him?

There’s a version on His Bobness' Unplugged album released in 1995, so the answer would appear to be “no”.
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