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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #150 on: July 30, 2011, 12:50:25 am »
I put this on the office stereo recently. A couple of people assumed this must have been the original and the Foo Fighters version was the cover...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SBlJ325lgYk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/SBlJ325lgYk&rel=1</a>

Totally owns it.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #151 on: July 30, 2011, 10:38:02 am »
I'll take some time to go through this thread later and check out the rest of the posts.

I did the first few pages yesterday.

I do like that Fatima Mansions cover of Everything I do...

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #152 on: August 06, 2011, 06:27:39 pm »
Ry Cooder did a good cover of It's All Over Now on Paradise and Lunch.
Most of his solo work was good /great covers.


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #153 on: August 06, 2011, 06:45:07 pm »
Isley Brothers <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/7EgiRjW1AeY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/7EgiRjW1AeY&rel=1</a> from their album Givin' it back, which is rather a swipe at the number of white artists who had had hits with covers of their songs. They sound like they're enjoying it so much they don't know when to stop.
Put the emotion that Zimmerman lacked into the song.

Of course, no-one should ignore 'Gravelands' by The King; possibly one of the best cover albums ever - the whole concept and execution is genius.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #154 on: August 06, 2011, 08:02:39 pm »
Thought I'd put forward Beck's cover of The Korgi's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/WIVh8Mu1a4Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/WIVh8Mu1a4Q&rel=1</a> as being somewhat great.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #155 on: August 08, 2011, 12:14:38 am »
Ry Cooder did a good cover of It's All Over Now on Paradise and Lunch.
Most of his solo work was good /great covers.

I'm a big fan of RC.  He's done swo much but I can't think of a single cover that doesn't add to the original in some way.  His Tex-Mex habanera-style take on He'll Have To Go, which is normally a country waltz is great and the time shifts in All Shook Up are great, too.  A true genius!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #156 on: August 09, 2011, 03:55:01 pm »
Isley Brothers 'Lay Lady Lay' from their album Givin' it back, which is rather a swipe at the number of white artists who had had hits with covers of their songs.

Ironic given the track mentioned in the OP.
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Summer Breeze (Seals and Croft) by the Isley Brothers


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #157 on: August 09, 2011, 04:18:30 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Dqirtba1M

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #158 on: August 09, 2011, 06:17:31 pm »
Excellent! Not heard that one before, though I am rather fond of their version of Anarchy In The UK.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #159 on: August 09, 2011, 06:30:21 pm »
Excellent! Not heard that one before, though I am rather fond of their version of Anarchy In The UK.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #160 on: August 09, 2011, 09:07:27 pm »
Have we mentioned Patti Smith's Because The Night yet?

Or her Gloria?
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2011, 12:56:04 pm »
Oh look....here comes Ian with another Carter USM song..... this time its their cover of the Insprial "This is how it feels."

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2ixQFOnU4yM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/2ixQFOnU4yM&rel=1</a>


I was at this gig.... brilliant as normal.

Carter do quite a few good covers including Rent, Panic, Down the Tube Station at midnight and bedsitter.


Edit to add....how could I forget this:

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #162 on: August 15, 2011, 09:13:58 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MBXFc8iB2tg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MBXFc8iB2tg&rel=1</a>

First heard this on Rob da Bank's early morning show (or late night, depending on which end of the telescope you are looking through).

On a completely different train of obscurity:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5Jq617ENMd0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/5Jq617ENMd0&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #163 on: August 15, 2011, 09:46:22 pm »
Birdy's cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #164 on: August 16, 2011, 08:07:27 am »
I know this sounds like being one of those 'novelty' style covers, but it's actually rather good:

http://www.last.fm/music/Corduroy/_/Motorhead
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #165 on: August 16, 2011, 08:20:48 am »
I love the final few frames of that video - "(C) Acid Jazz 1994". As if we needed telling.


Actually, I have to confess to liking Corduroy. Saw them a few times live and I was once a keyboard player in a band that tried to produce Corduroyesque music.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #166 on: August 20, 2011, 10:51:41 pm »
Todd Rundgren's cover of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Np0pNrzPqnI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Np0pNrzPqnI&rel=1</a>

Then again, he's done rather a lot of good cover versions. Some of them Faithful, others not so much.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #167 on: September 15, 2011, 05:04:57 pm »
Just watched this: [urlhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/sep/15/bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video]bill-bailey-gary-numan-cars-video[/url]

Great theremin solo.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #168 on: November 21, 2011, 06:19:33 pm »
Oops! I Did It Again - Richard Thompson (really)

I had forgotten about this and it has just popped up on the shuffle thingy.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #169 on: November 22, 2011, 12:11:21 pm »
Oops! I Did It Again - Richard Thompson (really)

How have I never heard that before? Just looked it up on YouTube… Great stuff! Part of his 1,000 years of music thing, apparently.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #171 on: November 23, 2011, 06:59:25 pm »
There's a rather nice cover of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights on 6music now by a band called China Drum.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #172 on: November 26, 2011, 06:04:44 pm »
<ifwehadan Awful Cover Versions thread>

On the radio just now:
Careless Whisper by Seether

No, I've never heard of them either, but they sound like they want to be Metallica. I would suggest they stick to covering Metallica songs in future  :facepalm:
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #173 on: December 01, 2011, 02:04:51 am »
This has already been mentioned upthread but it came up randomly on my iPod this evening and I enjoyed it so much, I thought I'd share it with you all again - pop goes the prog rocker:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/L-FmG4JTIfk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/L-FmG4JTIfk&rel=1</a>


While I'm at it, this is another stone-cold classic genre mash-up - a danceable yet soulful folk-pop rendering of a disco anthem:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CutmpI2UhZg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CutmpI2UhZg&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #174 on: December 02, 2011, 02:02:22 pm »
Don't know if they have been mentioned yet but-

Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)". A slant on "(I've had) The time of my life" Dirty Dancing. I think this would be a great track for a spinning class :thumbsup:

"A little respect" by Wheatus from the album Wheatus, covering the Erasure classic.
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