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Steph

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #200 on: 16 May, 2012, 06:18:42 pm »
Can I admit to being in the audience for that Oysters/Tabor performance?
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #201 on: 16 May, 2012, 06:41:36 pm »
I am honestly afraid to click on that link, for fear that it doesn't sound as good as I expect it to!

I think it will be safe.

LindaG

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #202 on: 19 May, 2012, 01:03:53 pm »
Patti Smith's album of covers, 'Twelve', including 'Teen Spirit' is absolutely great, I listen to it all the time.  Recommended.  I do like her though.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #203 on: 20 May, 2012, 09:45:07 am »
Rodders and The Faces - Maybe I'm Amazed  (Paul Mcartney)

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

I'm Loosing You (The Temptations)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UrOPJXrUWII&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UrOPJXrUWII&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.


jogler

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #205 on: 28 May, 2012, 03:56:28 pm »
The Shadows have built a career on great cover versions

LEE

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #206 on: 28 May, 2012, 04:29:31 pm »
The Shadows have built a career on great cover versions

FTFY

imo, every Shadows cover version renders an otherwise good song into "elevator music".

PS.  I am a big fan of actual original Shadows music, having covered most of their greats in my early teens using only a tennis racquet.

jogler

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #207 on: 28 May, 2012, 04:37:37 pm »
The Shadows have built a career on great cover versions

FTFY

imo, every Shadows cover version renders an otherwise good song into "elevator music".

PS.  I am a big fan of actual original Shadows music, having covered most of their greats in my early teens using only a tennis racquet.

I can do the Shads onna stratoracket ;D

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #208 on: 09 June, 2012, 04:53:30 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/C5-ClvcHtK4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/C5-ClvcHtK4&rel=1</a>

Andrij

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #209 on: 09 June, 2012, 09:31:35 pm »
Los Colorados do Rammstein's "Du hast".

http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5xSxGhlHfc

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Rhys W

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #210 on: 10 June, 2012, 12:21:17 am »
Loop - Mother Sky

Whilst I like Can, a lot, this kills the original stone dead - you can almost smell the dope smoke ;)

I think I have a flexi-disc somewhere of the last gig by fey indie-janglers The Field Mice doing a cover of a Loop song, all feedback and venom. Most odd.

interzen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #211 on: 13 June, 2012, 10:25:06 am »
Couple of epic Slayer covers here. First, Apocalyptica doing 'Angel Of Death' with cellos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUE-wMQFX3Y

Finally, Tori Amos(!) covering "Raining Blood". Yes, really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCpOAXIgF9U

The Tori Amos cover is epic in more ways than I can possibly imagine ;D

EDIT: Actually, this is more epic - Motorhead doing "Enter Sandman" ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF9Gr5waAJg&feature=related

microphonie

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #212 on: 13 June, 2012, 11:45:02 am »
Technically not a cover version as it only uses the melody of Black Sabbath's Iron Man, but worth posting 'cos it's ace:

Lee Scratch Perry on great form collaborating with the On-U Sound label.


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #213 on: 23 June, 2012, 09:26:24 pm »
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Rhys W

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #214 on: 09 August, 2012, 11:01:28 am »
This one is quite interesting...

<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=24938151&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=24938151&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>

citoyen

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Great cover versions
« Reply #215 on: 13 August, 2012, 08:19:04 pm »
This just came up on my iPod on shuffle - not so much a cover as an homage, but it takes the cheesiness of the original and cranks it up to 11...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yf_h9kg9n2Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/yf_h9kg9n2Y&rel=1</a>

I feel sorry for Blamcmange - they were the band who weren't the Pet Shop Boys with the keyboard player who wasn't Vince Clarke, but they did two classic electropop albums.

Talking of turning it up to 11, I really shouldn't admit to liking this but I do. Very much...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/97IcMvkyw-Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/97IcMvkyw-Y&rel=1</a>

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clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #216 on: 13 August, 2012, 08:22:09 pm »
I do love that Blancmange track. 
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Rhys W

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #217 on: 16 August, 2012, 02:51:59 pm »
Just when you think you've seen it all:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wa4JWzEPJe8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/wa4JWzEPJe8&rel=1</a>

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #218 on: 16 August, 2012, 03:43:21 pm »
Bonkers.

d.
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red marley

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #219 on: 16 August, 2012, 05:02:15 pm »
Sort of reminds me of this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/27-FwZuEKQE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/27-FwZuEKQE&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #220 on: 16 September, 2012, 06:03:06 pm »
It's not a real cover version, just a remix, but the dance version of "Long Train Runnin'" improves on the original quite subtly.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #221 on: 16 September, 2012, 09:41:54 pm »
Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George doing Blind Faith's (Stevie Winwood) "Cant Find My Way Home"
Doesn't start until about 2:50 through this YouTube clip.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/x4tJiyU_gjY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/x4tJiyU_gjY&rel=1</a>

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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #222 on: 16 September, 2012, 10:19:19 pm »
The Velvets get the psychedelic treatment:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gW-qJWaY4C0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gW-qJWaY4C0&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #223 on: 16 September, 2012, 10:24:20 pm »
2Pac in a blues-rock stylee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Nlmm6w6rc
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #224 on: 17 September, 2012, 08:48:00 pm »
Cornershop's sitar-laden cover of Norwegian Wood:

http://youtu.be/y_5V62wxnWY

(it's knocking about on an advert for some TV show at the moment).