Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 84832 times)

clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #475 on: August 17, 2016, 09:33:39 am »
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.

It's good, but I really do NOT like the echo effect on the vocal - extremely unpleasant. I have to agree with Steph - Dusty's version is beautifully restrained compared to the overwrought Marc Almond effort.

The original is untouchable though. No one does Brel like Brel.

No doubt, but only Nina is Nina, mispronunciations and all...

https://youtu.be/TI8F6DbB2cE
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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #476 on: August 22, 2016, 02:51:07 pm »
This is wonderful - I wouldn't say it's an improvement on the original (that would be impossible), it's really a totally different song and brilliant in its own ways...

https://youtu.be/mj4of1kGhYs


LEE

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #477 on: August 24, 2016, 04:44:58 pm »
Here's a Bass cover of Paul McCartney on "Rain" (Possibly my favourite Beatles song).

It reveals perfectly just how good, and innovative, McCartney was. Basically it's modern Bass playing from almost 50 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7D2_jUkqA
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #478 on: August 25, 2016, 10:07:51 pm »
I'm not sure if they count as cover versions, but Stevie Rix's 'Bee Gees Misheard Lyrics' videos are hilarious:

https://youtu.be/2qDZMjN3EOM

and

https://youtu.be/Otmq80677V0

 ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #479 on: October 07, 2016, 08:01:33 am »
I actually had to look for Meghan Trainor's All About the Bass which turned out to be a very slick, quite pleasant boppy little number with substantial production value. Or, a girl with voice and a bass along with a piano in Jamaica - Jamilia Falak (I then went on to watch her other video)

TimC

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #480 on: October 07, 2016, 08:25:15 am »
Here's a Bass cover of Paul McCartney on "Rain" (Possibly my favourite Beatles song).

It reveals perfectly just how good, and innovative, McCartney was. Basically it's modern Bass playing from almost 50 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7D2_jUkqA

Absolutely love that - and at the original speed too, not the slowed-down single speed.

citoyen

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Great cover versions
« Reply #481 on: October 29, 2016, 12:18:25 am »
This is hilarious - just a shame they left out the last verse...

https://youtu.be/VRGVttNE2RA

(For the non-francophones, it's Serge Gainsbourg's Le Poin├žonneur des Lilas, which is about the man who checks tickets on the Paris Metro, spending all day underground punching little holes until it eventually drives him to despair and he punches one last little hole in his head - but that's the bit the kids missed out)

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #482 on: November 05, 2016, 11:50:10 pm »
French jazz trio takes on a psych-rock classic...

https://youtu.be/RSJhe7ynzI4

red marley

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #483 on: November 06, 2016, 11:11:13 am »
Ooh I rather like that. If they turned up the jazz one notch and the psych rock down one, it could be even better.

I always felt that you had to endure the 10 minutes of pych improv in Interstellar Overdrive in order to "feel the benefit" when the head comes back in towards the end.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #484 on: November 08, 2016, 05:07:03 pm »
Ooh I rather like that.

Nice, isn't it.

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I always felt that you had to endure the 10 minutes of pych improv in Interstellar Overdrive in order to "feel the benefit" when the head comes back in towards the end.

It does test your patience slightly but I think that's a necessary part of the overall effect. 'Feel the benefit' is a good way of putting it. If you think the 10-minute version is a test of endurance, you should try the 16-minute live version - https://youtu.be/aHNQCdWOfdM


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #485 on: November 08, 2016, 05:41:59 pm »
If you liked that try this:

https://youtu.be/QtmGBPwRKww

I think they are a tribute band really as all they seem to do is cover Gong - the French Acid Jazz version that evolved after David Allen left.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #486 on: November 08, 2016, 05:45:57 pm »
Mmmmmmmm, niiiice.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #487 on: November 10, 2016, 01:05:44 pm »
Linda Ronstadt does justice to Lowell George's Willin

https://youtu.be/IJHcD0kHTGk
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #488 on: November 10, 2016, 01:15:54 pm »
Not bad, but much prefer little feat.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #489 on: November 10, 2016, 01:39:59 pm »
Not bad, but much prefer little feat.

Oh I just found this. Linda singing Willin again but backed by Little Feat at the Lowell George tribute concert. A better version (though film quality is poor), she looks likes she's about to break down which is probably what was happening since she more than a friend of Lowell's - they had had an affair

https://youtu.be/_2pAfJy1lTo.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #490 on: November 10, 2016, 01:53:14 pm »
And in a sort of covers chain:

https://youtu.be/7a2lvQ2qMLE

Lowell George does Allen Toussaint.

I love this version, one of the tracks that makes me fire up the old record player and spin some vinyl.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

mattc

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #491 on: November 11, 2016, 08:04:37 am »
A Leonard Cohen song seems appropriate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch6h278GEpA


(and yes, I admit I didn't know it was by Cohen when I first fell in love with this track!)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #492 on: December 18, 2016, 10:25:19 pm »
DJ Random decided that this would be worth listening to this afternoon:

When The Levee Breaks ~ John Campbell
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #493 on: December 19, 2016, 04:28:34 pm »
Screamin' Jay Hawkins covering Tom Waits' Heart Attack and Vine https://youtu.be/4xLBQIWeAjI

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #494 on: January 17, 2017, 01:12:11 pm »
a capella Star Trek, anyone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6yTjibSATY

Like that? you might enjoy her Space Oddity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6yTjibSATY

If you think that's interesting, she sings with Lenacay, (which is what happened after Ojos de Brujo) and Patax

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #495 on: January 17, 2017, 09:19:22 pm »
Normally I can't stand cover versions but ...

Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgRYncR1Nog


The Sex Pistol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-y6rLj58Q

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #496 on: January 30, 2017, 04:34:34 pm »
Lucinda Williams smashes Gram Parson's "A song for you"

https://youtu.be/zvzJ39m4vsA

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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #497 on: January 30, 2017, 04:59:32 pm »
A couple of covers of "Boulder to Birmingham"

Jill Johnson

https://youtu.be/KuQ8dJZWLMM

Lucinda Williams

https://youtu.be/oMPjxcBSbhA

Emmylou is in the audience for both of these and the camera catches her trying not to cry both times. I am not sure she can hear this song without crying though no matter who sings it.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #498 on: February 01, 2017, 12:35:27 pm »
An interesting one this "Wild Horses" - Gram Parsons

https://youtu.be/LZHJajD6T-M

Its a cover of the Stones song but it was released a year before the Stones version and Gram had a huge influence on Keef at the time this was written as they were hanging out together.
Lots of people believe Gram actually wrote this but it more likely the tune and style came out of an idea Keef got from jamming with Gram. The lyrics are definitely Mick Jagger as Keef's original working lyrics were dumped for new ones about Marianne Faithfull.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #499 on: February 09, 2017, 01:43:29 pm »
Nina Simone doing a sort of spoken version of Prince's Sign O' the Times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHRVgR8PoE