Author Topic: Favourite/unexpected cover versions  (Read 10742 times)


Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2008, 04:41:59 pm »
La Grange -- G3 (originally ZZ Top)
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

cometworm

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2008, 04:44:22 pm »
"Too Drunk To Fuck" by Nouvelle Vague - rocking punk song covered by cutesy French pop group - and it works too!

Awesome! The DK's version of this is one of my favourites. Will the iTunes store have this, I wonder...

iTunes Store does in fact have this. As an aside, the music channel "the Hits" tells me they will be showing "20 amazingly bad cover versions" tonight at 8. Coincidence? I think not!

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2008, 04:56:04 pm »
Blancmange  - doing their version of Abba's 'The day before you came'  :thumbsup:

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2008, 04:56:50 pm »
Go West - PSB (Village Peeps)

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2008, 04:57:35 pm »
Erasures outrageous Abbaesque covers

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2008, 05:01:54 pm »
Julian Clary's Leader of the Pack. And the Bowie/Jagger Dancing In The Street.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Craig

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2008, 05:16:25 pm »
For more random cheesy Smiths covers: How Soon Is Now? by t.A.T.u.
I think its actually quite good (though not as good as the original).

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2008, 05:33:01 pm »
Common People - William Shatner

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2008, 06:47:27 pm »

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2008, 07:14:41 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1</a> - v daft!

Wot you like, Marna?
 ;D ;D ;D
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2008, 07:16:55 pm »
First one I thought of was the Nick Cave/Bad Seeds cover of (Leonard Cohen's) Avalanche on From Her to Eternity.

It's incredible.

Gandalf

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2008, 07:17:28 pm »
Joe Cocker's version of ' A Little Help From my Friends' is so much better than the original, but then anything would be an improvement.

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2008, 07:24:32 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1</a> - v daft!

Noooo!!!!   ;D ;D ;D

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2008, 07:29:07 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1</a> - v daft!

Wot you like, Marna?
 ;D ;D ;D
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


I do! It's terrible! I have a German colleague who's very much into minimal techno and similar things, and he'd been listening to my music and approving of it all, and then he discovered that I also like Scooter. He's been shaking his head at me ever since.

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2008, 07:33:07 pm »
First one I thought of was the Nick Cave/Bad Seeds cover of (Leonard Cohen's) Avalanche on From Her to Eternity.

It's incredible.

On that note, I have Nick Cave singing Dress Rehearsal Rag (also L Cohen), from a live concert a few years ago, I think. It's also excellent.

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2008, 07:35:27 pm »
Found it - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xJkGQps1lrs&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xJkGQps1lrs&rel=1</a>

Not really unexpected, but pretty damn fabulous.

Hoopdriver

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2008, 07:37:39 pm »
Walk On By (covered by the Stranglers - originally Dionne Warwick)

clarion

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2008, 07:43:00 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uPVUnRF-dwU&rel=1</a> - v daft!

Camp!
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2008, 07:47:00 pm »
Walk On By (covered by the Stranglers - originally Dionne Warwick)

Yep!

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2008, 07:48:16 pm »
Ooh, ooh - my favourite subject!

Somebody beat me to Tatu's unironic version of How Soon Is Now?  :P

The Cardigans, in the early twee phase of their career did Iron Man, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and a sun-drenched and jazzy "The Boys Are Back In Town"

Galaxie 500 did a storming version of the Pistols' "Submission" (good covers band - see "Here She Comes Now", "Listen The Snow Is Falling" and "Isn't It A Pity?")

Similarly, Low are good at this kind of thing - as well as Transmission, they did "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" and an entire set of Misfits songs as an encore (hidden tracks on the box set).

Calexico's mariachi-tinged version of the Minituemen's "Corona"
The Manic Street Preachers's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings doing Radiohead's Black Star - especially live
Big Black doing Kraftwerk's The Model
Ryan Adams's version of Always On My Mind - or even Wonderwall!

I even like The Cowboy Junkies' version of Sweet Jane, even though they miss out a crucial chord.


richie_b

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2008, 07:51:27 pm »
I rather liked Tricky's cover of Love Cats (the Cure) from Vulnerable as something a little unexpected.

Most of my favourites have been covered upthread, but a Nick Cave one wot's been missed (IMO) is Plain Gold Ring (Nina Simone, or traditional, I think) off Live Seeds.

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2008, 07:57:49 pm »
The Delgado's cover of Mr Blue Sky is great (here :thumbsup:).

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2008, 07:59:51 pm »
Similarly, Low are good at this kind of thing - as well as Transmission, they did "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" and an entire set of Misfits songs as an encore (hidden tracks on the box set).

Calexico's mariachi-tinged version of the Minituemen's "Corona"


Do tell more - I've got the box set but must've missed the hidden tracks...

And Calexico covered Corona?  Wow!  Please tell me where!

Flying_Monkey

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2008, 08:00:20 pm »
Just about all of Seu Jorge's Brazilian covers of David Bowie songs...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w6l8zrsf4LY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/w6l8zrsf4LY&rel=1</a>

or

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