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Old 02-05-2018, 10:11 PM
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Not one of my favourites, but definitely a curiosity when there's an affinity between The Monkees and 80's metal bands.
Here "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" gets the workover from both Intruder and Aragon.
Go figure.

Posted this a couple months ago somewhere -
Electric Love Muffin doing Norwegian Wood.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:42 PM
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Most people didn't know that half the British Invasion hits were covers of American r&b and that half the American hits were covers of folk songs and some vice versa. None of those songs penetrated the mainstream radio stations that were the only way most teens ever heard rock.

Some favorites.

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann covering The Exciters
“Tobacco Road” by Nashville Teens covering J. J. Loudermilk
“Go Now!” by Moody Blues covering Bessie Smith
I did not know “Go Now” was a cover. But it looks like it was sung by Bessie Banks, one-time wife of the composer, Larry Banks.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:12 PM
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I prefer Lotte Lenya's 1955 version of Die Moritat von Mackie Messer (Mack the Knife) to the Kurt Gerron 1938 version from The Threepenny Opera.

Pet Shop Boys "Go West" over The Village People version.

Lots more I can't think of at the moment. Grrrr.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:36 AM
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Galaxie 500's majestic takes of Jonathan Richman's Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste, and Yoko Ono's Listen, the Snow Is Falling

This super-fun cover of EMF's Unbelievable by Grass Widow

Similarly, Shannon and the Clams' garage rock version of Snap's I've Got the Power

Maybe not technically a cover, but Nico's gorgeous rendition of Jackson Brown's These Days

Cat Power doing Sea of Love

The Bobbyteens version of the Rubber City Rebels' Young and Dumb and Joan Jet's Do You Wanna Touch
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:49 AM
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Linda Ronstadt's version of Heat Wave got me interested in her music. I've listened to nearly everything Linda has recorded since. She was the hottest rocker chick that I ever saw. Smoking hot.

Martha and the Vandellas originally recorded it.

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Old 02-06-2018, 09:55 AM
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Martha and the Vandellas originally recorded Heat Wave. But they never brought the sexual tension that Linda had. Not even close. Their version was much too tame
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:23 AM
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The Ataris' Boys of Summer crushes Don Henley's original like a grape.
I could barely tell the difference, myself, other than a couple of little details like a Black Flag rather than a Deadhead sticker on the Cadillac.

You know how very often, a band's live performance of one of their songs will have more energy than the studio version? It was like that.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:41 AM
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I did not know “Go Now” was a cover. But it looks like it was sung by Bessie Banks, one-time wife of the composer, Larry Banks.
Sorry for the mistake. My source was the music magazine Goldmine, and usually music magazines are solid sources.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:00 AM
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Me and Bobby McGee covered by Janis Joplin versus anyone who wrote it or tried to sing it.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:02 PM
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Georgia Lee Brown -- The Cramps
I Got You Babe -- Chrissy Hynde & UB40 (Sorry folks, this one just does it for me)
Hard Rain -- Leon Russell

And...

Help! -- The Damned, because what they did to that song was just so...necessary.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:13 PM
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Nick Cave covering Lefty Frizzell's Long Black Veil
The Proclaimers cover. Not as dark, but perhaps more mournful. Curious what different artists like to bring out of this one.
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:37 PM
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How about cover albums?

For example, I really enjoyed Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out and Meet The Smithereens!
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:55 PM
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Trampled by Turtles - Where is my Mind?

Richard Cheese - Welcome to the Jungle
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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Marie Digby covering Chris Isaak's Wicked Game.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:22 PM
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The Cramps' version of Shortnin' Bread is typically great, but I think this 60's version by The Readymen might be even wilder.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:25 AM
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Springsteen's Jersey Girl has to be the cover song must identified with the singer/songwriter who did NOT write it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:52 PM
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Springsteen's Jersey Girl has to be the cover song must identified with the singer/songwriter who did NOT write it.
There are a LOT of those.

My poker gang trades USB drives full of music. We've gone through many themes (Drugs, Dogs, Duets...) but one was "Surprising Cover Songs". The biggest surprises were songs that everyone assumed were originals, but were secretly covers.

Let's see... "Me & Bobby McGee" was originally a pretty average country ballad by the otherwise entertaining Roger Miller, years before Kristofferson (the author) or Janis Joplin.

And we had a whole pile of light rock hits that were all originally done by Jules Shear: everyone thinks "All Through the Night" is a Cyndi Lauper creation, as well as The Bangles' hit "If She Knew What She Wants". "If We Never Meet Again" (Roger McGuinn), and "Whispering Your Name" (Alison Moyet), too... the list goes on. Oh, and Johnny Rivers is identified with Shear's sappy "Slow Dancing".

We've all heard a number of examples (even "My Way" isn't a Sinatra. It's a French song first performed by Claude François before it was re-written by Paul Anka).
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:23 AM
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And let's not forget IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII will always love YYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:57 AM
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And let's not forget IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII will always love YYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU.
Which reminds me of "I Love You," as done by People. They cranked up a Zombies song and the result probably could hypnotize a mushroom.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:32 AM
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:36 PM
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"Twist And Shout" Beatles, covering the Isley Brothers cover of the original by I forget who.


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Leon Russell's cover of Jumping Jack Flash and Youngblood
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:00 PM
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There are a LOT of those.
Elvis Costello's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" has to be at least in contention.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:44 AM
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PTV covering Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"

Antony & the Johnsons covering Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door"
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:12 PM
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Maybe "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" by The Byrds, a song originally written by Bob Seeger and with lyrics mostly from the 10th century BC.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:56 PM
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Rod Stewart's covers of Elton John's "Country Comfort" and the Temptations ' "(I Know) I'm Losing You"

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Old 02-11-2018, 07:21 PM
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Maybe "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" by The Byrds, a song originally written by Bob Seeger and with lyrics mostly from the 10th century BC.
Arrrggghhhh! Pete. Pete Seeger. Not Bob Seeger. (No relation, that I know of.)
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:37 PM
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Arrrggghhhh! Pete. Pete Seeger. Not Bob Seeger. (No relation, that I know of.)
Yeah, brainfart. This is how I feel right now.

Also, I don't mean to correct you, but it's Bob Seger, not Seeger. Pete Seeger was Seeger, not Seger. It's easy to confuse them both.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:31 AM
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A very loose cover, admittedly.

The Young Canadians (formerly the Ktels before they had to change the name) take on the Hawaii 5-O Theme.

A disappointing cover by one of my favourite bands from the 80s - Scratch Acid: Damned For All Time (from Jesus Christ Superstar)

Just to compare: the actor's singing in the movie totally curbstomps over Yow's attempt.
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Rod Stewart's covers of Elton John's "Country Comfort" and the Temptations ' "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
In his early days, Stewart did a lot of great covers: Dylan's "Only A Hobo," Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags," Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now" all come to mind, in addition to the excellent songs you mention.

Plus, the Faces did a cover of McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" that's, well, amazing!
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:26 PM
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Joan Jett did a rockin' cover of the Mary Tyler Moore theme song: Love Is All Around
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:31 PM
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Electric Love Muffin doing Norwegian Wood.
My favorite Norwegian Wood is Cornershop's.

Everclear's This Land is Your Land
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:46 AM
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Anyone want to hear Elvis Presley doing a cover version of Come As You Are in Japanese? (Kinda)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKlN6kFNEAQ

I mean, just bless James "The King" Brown. That is all.

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Old 02-13-2018, 08:23 PM
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The Cardigans - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, I don't like it better than the original, but damn that's an awesome re-working.

Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven. When asked why they did it, the answer was, "To get waver chicks."

The Jazz Butcher - Roadrunner. Of course, it helps to cover one of the greatest songs ever, even if he universalized the lyrics a bit - "I'm in love with modern suburban bleakness." Plus, Sikorskyes (spelling sure sounds correct) from hell!

And a cover song that I heard over and over again as a child, and made me the man I am today: The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues

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Belong turn Syd Barrett's Late Night into a ghostly cloud of disintegrating white noise.

Pretty much everything off Yo La Tengo's Fakebook album, but especially Griselda, Andalucia, and Emulsified.
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One last one. Rufus Wainwright doing Origin of Love from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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American reactions to this Spanish punk classic tend to be pretty radical. Most laugh; a few have berated me angrily.













Miña terra galega, "sweet home Galiza", an adaptation of Sweet Home Alabama with title in Galego and lyrics in Spanish.
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Everything on the Stay Awake album is genius. EVERYTHING.https://www.discogs.com/Various-Stay...release/717124
The Replacements' version of Cruella de Ville is terrific. And I've posted this before, but Bill Bailey channelling Portishead covering Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah is wonderful.

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Old 02-14-2018, 03:04 AM
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Couple of Kraftwerk covers I like:
Siouxsie and The Banshees do Hall of Mirrors
Big Black do The Model
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Siouxsie and The Banshees do Hall of Mirrors
The entire Through The Looking Glass album is amazing: I love her take on The Doors' You're Lost Little Girl.
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The entire Through The Looking Glass album is amazing: I love her take on The Doors' You're Lost Little Girl.
Agreed. I love The Passenger especially.

In a similar vein, there's Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' Kicking Against The Pricks . I like their All Tomorrow's Parties and especially Black Betty.

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Old 02-14-2018, 11:47 AM
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Ahh, my love off of Through the Looking Glass is Gun Glad to see that Siouxsie is getting some love!
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"Hey Joe" Patti Smith
"Crimson and Clover"-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
"Who Do You Love"-the Doors
"Captain Kidd"-Tempest
"Chinese Rocks"-Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers
"Sam Hall" Johnny Cash
"Viva Las Vegas"-the Dead Kennedys
"Red Temple Prayer-Two-Headed Dog"--Sister Double Happiness
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Oh, I almost forgot:

"Jim Dandy" Black Oak Arkansas
"VooDoo Idol"-the Flesheaters
"Rumble"-Guitar Wolf
"Heroin"-Roky Erickson
"Diamonds and Rust"-Judas Priest
"Sally Go 'Round the Roses"-whichever version I love at the moment.
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Primus - Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd cover)
Jethro Tull - Bouree (JS Bach cover)
Susanna Hoffs - Different Drum (Mike Nesmith cover)
The Damned - Alone Again Or (UFO cover)
Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion (Temptations cover)
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The Damned - Alone Again Or (UFO cover)
Actually, more like a cover of UFO's cover of the Arthur Lee/Love song.

The Pretenders' cover of the Hendrix song Room Full of Mirrors

Another cover by Joan Jett: Springsteen's Light of Day

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Big Black do The Model

Which is also a single, featuring maybe the greatest all-time 7" art, and not just because of this, but also because of the flip-side, which is a Cheap Trick cover.
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