Author Topic: Favourite/unexpected cover versions  (Read 10858 times)

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2008, 08:06:22 pm »
Some of my favourite covers that haven't already been mentioned are:

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)
That's Entertainment - Morrissey (The Jam)
Sealion - Feist (Nina Simone, although it's not really a cover as it has different lyrics and a new title)
Toxic - Mark Ronson (Britney Spears)

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2008, 08:14:13 pm »
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Nina Simone
Ne Me Quitte Pas - Nina Simone
I Shall Be Released - Nina Simone
Don't Smoke In Bed - Nina Simone

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2008, 08:34:04 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gVwQzB6JDSk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gVwQzB6JDSk&rel=1</a> (Pink Floyd)  ;D
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2008, 08:53:10 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/10C68Gzd5GM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/10C68Gzd5GM&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8uEImGFRkgY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/8uEImGFRkgY&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/q6EA67xHj4w&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/q6EA67xHj4w&rel=1</a>

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2008, 08:55:03 pm »
Walk On By (covered by the Stranglers - originally Dionne Warwick)

Especially the full length version :thumbsup:.

The Witch's Promise - All About Eve (Jethro Tull)
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2008, 09:05:05 pm »
The Dub Side of the Moon - by Easy Star All Stars, works surprisingly well.

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2008, 09:27:49 pm »
I know it's already been said quite a bit, but +loads to Johnny Cash and the American series.  Hurt is a real goose pimpler (and I was a big fan of the original).  I also like Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower better than the original.

Some of Mark Ronson's covers (interpretations? adaptations?) are interesting.

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2008, 09:29:52 pm »
Some of Mark Ronson's covers (interpretations? adaptations?) are interesting.
Mmm, I like his version of Radiohead's Just.
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2008, 09:41:05 pm »
Another  :thumbsup: for Mark Ronson's Toxic.

Another one that hasn't been mentioned is Apocalyptica's cover of Toxicity by system of a down, bloody good stuff.

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2008, 09:57:03 pm »
Money - Flying Lizards
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2008, 09:57:46 pm »
I'm sure that the whole world has seen this <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DvQwXOCKNLY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/DvQwXOCKNLY&rel=1</a>

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2008, 10:08:40 pm »
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)

Seconded.

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2008, 10:45:55 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/q6EA67xHj4w&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/q6EA67xHj4w&rel=1</a>


I've missed that before - fantastic  :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2008, 10:52:17 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.

And when he did it with Marti Pellow at a Prince's Trust concert way back in the 80s, Pellow squawked about like a strangulated budgie and completely embarrassed himself. He was utterly outclassed.
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2008, 11:11:01 pm »
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)

Seconded.

Nah - KD Lang's version is much better. And her version of After The Goldrush is a thousand times better than Neil Young's warbled original.

Favourite cover of all time though - "Light My Fire" - the Doors song, as covered by Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and the Trinity. Worth digging out for a listen if you like '60s jazz organ.
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2008, 11:12:31 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/q6EA67xHj4w&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/q6EA67xHj4w&rel=1</a>


I've missed that before - fantastic  :D :D :D :D :D

I like it too!
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2008, 11:15:08 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uLbNZkX9oto&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uLbNZkX9oto&rel=1</a>
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2008, 11:20:50 pm »

Gin and juice by The Gourds (Orig' Snoop Dogg)

Can't think of a greater difference in styles  -  search YouTube and you'll see what I mean.





Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2008, 11:26:38 pm »
Hard Day's Night - Peter Sellers (orig. some popular beat combo from Liverpool)
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2008, 01:03:27 am »
I heard the William Shatner version of Common People on the radio the other day... truly bonkers. ;D

Jackie - Scott Walker (orig. Jaques Brel)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/F49-HN2BwZI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/F49-HN2BwZI&rel=1</a> (orig. Jaques Brel)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/M8VIZifzQu0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/M8VIZifzQu0&rel=1</a> (orig. Joni Mitchell)
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2008, 07:56:10 am »
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
Fishbone - Freddie's Dead (Curtis Mayfield)
Frank Zappa - Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Faith No More - War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears for Fears)
Moby - Creep (Radiohead)
Keane - She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult)
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson)
24-4 Spyz - Jungle Boogie (Kool and the Gang)
Galaxy 500 - Ceremony (Joy Division)

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2008, 08:26:09 am »
Ryan Adams - 200 More Miles (Cowboy Junkies) actually he sings with the CJs on Trinity Sessions revisited 20th Anniversary edition.
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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2008, 10:04:29 am »
I don't believe anyone's mentioned this yet

Early Human League - You've Lost That Loving Feeling

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VzxR9U3Z4XE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/VzxR9U3Z4XE&rel=1</a>

Starts after about 3 mins in ;D

Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2008, 10:10:38 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0XIIivxCtzM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/0XIIivxCtzM&rel=1</a> - Isaac Hayes (orig:Dionne Warwick)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Favourite/unexpected cover versions
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2008, 10:31:56 am »
Brother Gorilla - Jake Thackray (orig Gearge Brassens)

NB:  As he mentions, this song 'Is Offensive'
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