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Old 02-14-2018, 08:27 PM
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Why, yes, I do have more:

"All Along the Watch Tower"--Jimi Hendrix
"Little Doll" Spacemen 3
"Henry Lee"-Nick Cave w/PJ Harvey
"Silver Dagger"-Dolly Parton
"Knockin' On Heaven's Door"-Guns'N'Roses
"Carmelita"-GG Allin
"Kill Me/ Ce Soir"-Iron Maiden
"In The Pines"-Nirvana
"Castin' My Spell On You"-Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
"Let's Lynch The Landlord"-L7
"Secret Agent Man"-Devo.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:32 PM
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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.
Isn't the front side just a take on this Kraftwerk cover? Is this the favorite cover covers thread?
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:52 PM
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Anybody mention the Grateful Dead cover of “Hard to Handle,” Los Angeles, August 1971 yet? Stellar vocal from Pigpen and one of Jerry’s greatest guitar solos ever.

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Old 02-14-2018, 10:16 PM
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Everything on the Stay Awake album is genius. EVERYTHING.https://www.discogs.com/Various-Stay...release/717124
It really is awesome.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:03 PM
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It really is awesome.
Kids have GOT to listen to the same album over and over (and over and over...). Stay Awake and the Sesame Street In Harmony album kept us sane on long trips.

The perfect "Center of the Venn Diagram" of kids' and grownups' tastes (like "Jelly Man Kelly" by James Taylor, and Bette Midler's "Blueberry Pie").
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:13 AM
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From the alt-country side of the tracks, Lambchop's This Corrosion has a battered and hard-won optimism to it. Sturgill Simpson's In Bloom is in a similar vein, and The Civil Wars' Disarm has a delicate beauty all its own. And Black Box Recorder's Rock 'n' Roll Suicide isn't alt-country, but it is heartbreakingly lovely.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:49 AM
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Recently had this same discussion elsewhere...heh...so I'll just c&p my responses from that one...

William Shatner - Common People
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall, Velvet Underground Medley (a medley of Venus in Furs, White Light/White Heat and All Tomorrow's Parties) (A Groovy Place is a great album in general, but those two are the best.)
Ghost - Here Comes the Sun, Missionary Man
Halestorm - Bad Romance, Get Lucky
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:00 AM
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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.
I prefer the Young Gods version
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:07 AM
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Belong turn Syd Barrett's Late Night into a ghostly cloud of disintegrating white noise.
I prefer the This Mortal Coil version (RIP Caroline Crawley)
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:09 AM
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From the alt-country side of the tracks, Lambchop's This Corrosion has a battered and hard-won optimism to it.
Oh, thanks so much for this!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:12 AM
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Sonic Youth turn The Carpenters' Superstar into the saddest thing you've ever heard; Shonen Knife make Top of the World the happiest. Yeah, I've still got my copy of If I Were a Carpenter.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:31 AM
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Telex: "Rock Around the Clock"

Peter Baumann: "Strangers in the Night"

Human League: "You'be Lost that Loving Feeling"

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:15 AM
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Isn't the front side just a take on this Kraftwerk cover? Is this the favorite cover covers thread?
And an awesome take, at that. Really? People here don't know their Kraftwerk? I needed to explain that? Just kidding - I should've mentioned that. However, yeah - great idea of a favourite cover covers thread (thank-you!), to whit:

AxCx provide a fine Oi rendition here of the Bee Gees' Stayin Alive , and, yes, with Seth Puttnam providing a fine likeness of Barry (or Andy or whoever he was trying to faithfully emulate, by the looks of things).

Veering back to the non-cover covers topic, powerhouse German hardcore band Morser do justice to Carcass's "Genreal Jigsore Quandary". (no link at present)
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:26 PM
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Al Green - "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (The Bee Gees)

Cowboy Junkies - "Ooh Las Vegas" (Gram Parsons)

The Isley Brothers - "Summer Breeze" (Seals & Crofts)
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:43 PM
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I forgot Turin Brakes' haunting, powerful deconstruction of Chim Chim Cheree from Mary Poppins. The video is exceptional too.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:49 PM
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Opeth's cover of Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:33 PM
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But Wait! There's More!

Nouvelle Vague I Just Can't Get Enough (mmm, vibro-slap) - Turns out I like Depeche Mode songs, just not Depeche Mode doing them. If you like covers, check out Nouvelle Vague. They do only covers, and some of the best,with the singers not having heard the originals. Here's them doing A Forest.

The Geraldine Fibber's cover of Can's You Doo Right does the original justice in a mere 5 minutes, 20 seconds. Mmmmm Nels Cline. mmmmmm, Carla Bozulich. Both just cutting loose. Gorgeous.

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Old 02-15-2018, 05:29 PM
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X - "Breathless" (best known as a Jerry Lee Lewis song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjk-JLlGXrM


X - "Soul Kitchen" (The Doors)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ikNYY0JgQ


X - "Dancing with Tears in my Eyes" (written in 1930 by Al Dubin & Joe Burke, performed by many, including Leadbelly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGcJNIXc2QM
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:19 PM
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I've never much cared for Tom Petty, but his live cover of the Dave Clark Five's "Any Way You Want It" is awesome.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:40 PM
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Just now diggin some Holst's "Planets", and all of a sudden I'm like - WHOA! Hold the phone!
In the Jupiter bit - this and this melodically melds not too badly with this from Frank Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia".
And makes sense, considering FZ was into all that stuff, especially Edgar Varese.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:59 PM
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But Wait! There's More!

Nouvelle Vague I Just Can't Get Enough (mmm, vibro-slap) - Turns out I like Depeche Mode songs, just not Depeche Mode doing them. If you like covers, check out Nouvelle Vague. They do only covers, and some of the best,with the singers not having heard the originals. Here's them doing A Forest.
I love Nouvelle Vague; they also do a terrific Bella Lugosi's Dead, which ought not to work but succeeds beautifully. And their cover of Fade To Grey is much better than the original by Visage.
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Gotta get my threads right. Two posts above should be in the song-meld thread.

ELP pull off a longish cover here.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:14 PM
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The Bird and the Bee cover the Bee Gees: How Deep Is Your Love
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:08 PM
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Here's an fun cover of The Miracles' I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying by The High Numbers.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:54 AM
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Just now diggin some Holst's "Planets", and all of a sudden I'm like - WHOA! Hold the phone!
In the Jupiter bit - this and this melodically melds not too badly with this from Frank Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia".
And makes sense, considering FZ was into all that stuff, especially Edgar Varese.
Look further back in his catalogue. He quotes "Jupiter" note for note on his "Absolutely Free" album. (Track: "Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin.")
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Look further back in his catalogue. He quotes "Jupiter" note for note on his "Absolutely Free" album. (Track: "Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin.")
Huh, indeed! (never had that Zappa disc)

thanks!

One of my alltime faves - the Del Rubio Triplets - improve on Hey Jude.
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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.
That was great. Gotta love 1963.
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Here's an fun cover of The Miracles' I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying by The High Numbers.
Well, that was better than "Tommy," anyway...
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Turns out I like Depeche Mode songs, just not Depeche Mode doing them.
Same with me and the Dead! Didn't realize it until I picked up a little disk called "Deadicated".

From Los Lobos doing Bertha, and Bruce Hornsby's Jack Straw, to THE best version of Friend Of The Devil (Lyle Lovett's).

They even include covers of Bob Weir's solo work (Cassidy by Suzanne Vega). But the real treat is a so-reggae-it's-unrecognizable Estimated Prophet by Burning Spear.

I didn't even mention Elvis Costello, Dwight Yoakam, Warren Zevon, David Lindley, Dr. John or the Indigo Girls...
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:41 AM
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But Wait! There's More!

Nouvelle Vague I Just Can't Get Enough (mmm, vibro-slap) - Turns out I like Depeche Mode songs, just not Depeche Mode doing them. If you like covers, check out Nouvelle Vague. They do only covers, and some of the best,with the singers not having heard the originals. Here's them doing A Forest.

The Geraldine Fibber's cover of Can's You Doo Right does the original justice in a mere 5 minutes, 20 seconds. Mmmmm Nels Cline. mmmmmm, Carla Bozulich. Both just cutting loose. Gorgeous.
Royksopp doing Ice Machine. Doesn't get any better than this.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:43 PM
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Huh, indeed! (never had that Zappa disc)

thanks!
Loads of classical quotes in Zappa's music, sometimes very cleverly embedded. One of my favorites is during the fadeout ending of Fountain Of Love (album: Cruising with Ruben and the Jets) -- while the lead vocal sings "fountain of love", the backing vocals "respond" with a wordless melodic phrase which is in fact the opening of Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring.
(Frank himself confirmed this in an interview back in the late 60's.)
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Just now diggin some Holst's "Planets", and all of a sudden I'm like - WHOA! Hold the phone!
In the Jupiter bit - this and this melodically melds not too badly with this from Frank Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia".
Came back to add: I've listened to Peaches En Regalia at least a million and six times, The Planets not quite so many times, and never noticed this before. I salute you.
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Came back to add: I've listened to Peaches En Regalia at least a million and six times, The Planets not quite so many times, and never noticed this before. I salute you.
Thanks, I wasn't sure if I was stretching it a little, but yeah there's a couple similar notes in there that can be teased out.

Pretty sure I posted this in another thread last year -

Doggy Style does Soul Man.

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Old 02-18-2018, 08:24 AM
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Simon and Garfunkel's "America" by YES
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:35 PM
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The Band (post-Robbie Robertson covered Springsteen's "Atlantic City" with Levon Helm on vocals. I like the original, but I love the cover.
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This is how Jim "Wet Behind The Ears" Branson got his start:

The Flying Lizards show the Beatles how it's done.
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Just stumbled on The Dollyrots cover of Brand New Key -- Originally by Melanie. Melanie was also pretty funky as hippies go. I liked this cover in particular because it is very respectful of the original (not always a guarantee when punks are involved) but also very true to the band's sound.

Dollyrots do a lot of covers, and have some pretty awesome Christmas tunes.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:05 AM
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I liked this cover in particular because it is very respectful of the original (not always a guarantee when punks are involved)
Possibly my favourite cover by a non-Siouxsie-based punk band (although whether they were still punk at that point is debatable) is by The Damned - Love's Alone Again Or.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:13 AM
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Faith no more's cover of War Pigs is the best version. Too drunk to link it right now.

Also, check out metalachi for mariachi versions of your favorite metals songs. They rock!
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