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mattc

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #550 on: January 10, 2018, 12:14:59 pm »
Shine on you crazy Rabbi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D97gP-1zyqQ
you will rarely see an example of 2 guys trying harder to impersonate another act, note-for-note, inflection-for-inflection. So not a great cover.

But nice. And it looks like a lovely performance to actually experience on a street in Jerusalem :)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #551 on: February 05, 2018, 01:08:56 pm »
The queen of rock Joan Jett - I want to be your dog

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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #552 on: February 21, 2018, 09:33:44 am »
One to potentially win the whole thread

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

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citoyen

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Great cover versions
« Reply #553 on: February 28, 2018, 11:51:30 pm »
This was used as the end credit music on an episode of Save Me, which I watched tonight. I knew the song (a Fairport classic) but didn’t recognise the singer as Nina Simone until I shazammed it...


https://youtu.be/a5Pc9T6IMEU

Wouldn’t go so far as to say I prefer it to the original but it’s quite as lovely in its own way.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #554 on: March 14, 2018, 07:55:12 pm »
I'm hoping this cutting down of a Youtube video works, coz nobodys goning to get through the 3 minutes of talk introducing the song...

The Darknesses's IBIATCL, by Delta Goodrem:

https://youtu.be/_vhxtSZ-unk?t=2m54s
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Andrij

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #555 on: March 19, 2018, 02:57:22 pm »
The Sherlock theme.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #556 on: March 19, 2018, 06:15:53 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM_XbFwaR8o


Dylans "Masters of War" covered by Justin Sullivan of NMA.    Angry, as it should be.
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #557 on: March 20, 2018, 08:29:54 am »
The Sherlock theme.
I don't know the original tune, so I can't compare, but it is a marvellous achievement sitting down in that skirt.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #558 on: March 20, 2018, 09:09:10 am »
I'm hoping this cutting down of a Youtube video works, coz nobodys goning to get through the 3 minutes of talk introducing the song...

The Darknesses's IBIATCL, by Delta Goodrem:

https://youtu.be/_vhxtSZ-unk?t=2m54s

It'd be better without being able to understand the lyrics. Great voice, though.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #559 on: April 11, 2018, 06:14:27 pm »
Diane Birch - This Corrosion

https://youtu.be/RS6WGDBTRB4

nothing like the Sisters of Mercy at all !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #560 on: April 11, 2018, 08:08:33 pm »
(I know this is the wrong thread for this, but it's rather brilliant, and is loosely related to Cover versions!)

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

Camille Yarbrough - Take Yo' Praise (1975)

... which I perhaps heard for the first time this morning*. And now I know that Fatboy Slim sampled it, for his rather better known hit.

Both grrrrrreat tracks IMO :)


*Oh FFS. Just found it on YESTERDAY's 6Music playlist. I really am getting old ...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/tracks/find/6music/2018/04/10/7AM
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #561 on: April 11, 2018, 09:59:57 pm »
Not to everyone’s taste, no doubt, but I really Joakim’s version of Neil Young’s On the Beach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWpG1M4c44k


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #562 on: April 13, 2018, 09:42:31 am »
Someone pointed me to this Mary Spender Leo Mariocchioll, Sultans of Swing cover, excellent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RV0kgdqJU
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #563 on: April 13, 2018, 10:52:51 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM_XbFwaR8o


Dylans "Masters of War" covered by Justin Sullivan of NMA.    Angry, as it should be.

The tune is trad, "Nottingham Fair", and I heard it years ago in a sneering, hate-filled rendition by Martin Simpson.

From about 10:11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NB8irWl1c8

"I'll stand on your grave till I'm sure that you're dead"
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #564 on: April 13, 2018, 03:22:33 pm »
Dylan's is pretty sneery, I think!

This is an unusual one in that we often refer to covers of Beatles' songs rather than covers by the Beatles.  But Please Mister Postman is a great cover of the Marvellettes original, which is great in its own right.


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #565 on: April 13, 2018, 04:24:06 pm »
Diane Birch - This Corrosion

https://youtu.be/RS6WGDBTRB4

nothing like the Sisters of Mercy at all !

No idea who she is, she seems a bit too MOR for my liking but that's a good cover version.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #566 on: April 13, 2018, 04:28:17 pm »
Because it's Friday 13th, Mark Radcliffe played a selection of 13 songs related to the number 13 on his 6music show today. Disappointed that he didn't include Big Star's Thirteen in the list, but I just listened to it of my own accord anyway. Also came across this rather nice version by Garbage, which apparently Alex Chilton rated as his favourite cover of the song:

https://youtu.be/tYAn6bMgqVs

The stripped-back simplicity is one of the things I love about the original but it seems to work just as well buried under a ton of reverb!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #567 on: April 16, 2018, 05:21:47 pm »
Steel Panther - She's Tight

https://youtu.be/-qnzg300hMY

Very similar to Cheap Trick's original but the video is funny.

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

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #568 on: April 16, 2018, 07:07:09 pm »
I know it's Despacito, but still..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDUVh0j-y4

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #569 on: April 16, 2018, 10:23:12 pm »
Steel Panther - She's Tight

https://youtu.be/-qnzg300hMY

Very similar to Cheap Trick's original but the video is funny.

This reminds me: we have a local 'comedic glam rock band' called Iron Fist, who do a version of Prince's Purple Rain...

...with the word Vein in place of one of the words in the title.

it contains the line " only wanna see you sliding up my purple v***"  :o

By the way, their line-up includes: Jackson M Cobalt (vocals, guitar); Hugh Jorgan (drums); Stevie Thunder (supposedly blind bassist) & lead guitarist 'Gash'  :demon:
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #570 on: April 20, 2018, 11:47:22 am »
Does the Bad Wolves cover of Zombie fall into the same category as Disturb'd's Sound of Silence?  Am I allowed to like it?

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #571 on: May 02, 2018, 08:47:52 pm »
These are three of my absolute favourites.  The lives and works of the songwriters and the cover artists are so intertwined that they can't fail to do justice to the music.  :thumbsup:
Baez does Dylan
Rush does Mitchell
Taylor does Goffin/King

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #572 on: May 02, 2018, 08:59:15 pm »
Nic Jones - The Humpback Whale

https://youtu.be/bPOmNXW2Mzc

In fact every track on Penguins Eggs
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #573 on: May 02, 2018, 10:04:13 pm »
It's great to publicise the wonderful and tragic Nic Jones - but "covers"?

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #574 on: May 03, 2018, 11:10:57 am »
It's great to publicise the wonderful and tragic Nic Jones - but "covers"?

Yes "The Humpback Whale" was written by Harry Robertson and originally had the title "Baillina Whalers". It was recorded by Harry for his 1971 LP along with Little Pot Stove which he also wrote and again Nic covered on Penguin Eggs.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.