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post #46 of 67
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Originally Posted by bachbeet
JBZ: Have you heard Daniel Lanois' The Maker. Fantastic. That whole album is great.

Yes. It's a wonderful song and album. I think the title of the album is Acadie, but it's been awhile since I pulled it out. Good to listen to at the end of a long day with the lights turned down and a glass of [insert your potent potable of choice here]. Most people don't know Lanois but, in addition to his own work, he produced some of the biggest albums of the '80s (U2's Joshua Tree and Peter Gabriel's So, among others).
post #47 of 67
JBZ: Yes, you're right about Lanois. I think he's also written music for some movies.
post #48 of 67
there are so many great covers but right off the top of my head it'd have to be Galaxie 500, one of my favorite bands, covering New Order/Joy Division's "Ceremony", one of my favorite songs.

-Jeff
post #49 of 67
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Originally Posted by JBZ
Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" covered by The Mighty Lemon Drops (I think)


I think that was The Lemonheads.
post #50 of 67
Alter: Yes, the Lemonheads. You refreshed my memory. I actually forgot I had that album on tape.
post #51 of 67
Baker Street - Foo Fighters covering Gerry Rafferty.

Liked the original, love the cover.
post #52 of 67
The Cardigans doing "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
Sarah Cracknell's cover of Petula Clark's "Downtown"
Iggy Pop doing Louis Armstrong's "We Have All the Time in the World"

And.. four pages and no one's mentioned Bryan Ferry? That's tragic. His covers are some of his best work -- from Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" to "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"... his album of Tin Pan Alley songs in 1999 was stellar.
post #53 of 67
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Originally Posted by RJMan
And.. four pages and no one's mentioned Bryan Ferry? That's tragic.
Yea, good point! Brian Ferry's version of Carickfergus on "The Bride Stripped Bare" is stellar, too.
post #54 of 67
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Originally Posted by Alter
I think that was The Lemonheads.

Right you are. Thanks.
post #55 of 67
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Originally Posted by bachbeet
Alter: Yes, the Lemonheads. You refreshed my memory. I actually forgot I had that album on tape.

Actually, I had forgotten about that album also- until JBZ mentioned the song. Haven't listened to it in over a decade but just gave it a spin. Not so bad.

File the Lemonheads in the "where are they now" file.
post #56 of 67
I'm a big cover junkie, so it's hard to pick one. So here are two: Napalm Death's cover of "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" Faith no More's cover of "War pigs" Have you guys all seen this mp3 blog, for daily posts of cover versions: http://copycommaright.blogspot.com/ That's bookmark-worthy!
post #57 of 67
Off the top of my head: Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Minstrel Boy (both versions are superb) Dylan - Two Soldiers (despite being decapitated) Lizz Wright - A Taste of Honey Cat Power - I Found a Reason Anita Kelsey - Sway Dave Matthews Band - Long Black Veil
post #58 of 67
Cash's cover of Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
Marilyn Manson's version of Tainted Love (Softcell originally, right?)
All Along the Watchtower by Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
post #59 of 67
Devo - Satisfaction and Are You Experienced? (Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix) Pixies - I Can't Forget (Leonard Cohen) but absolute number one is the Mekons' cover of Hank William's "Lost Highway".
post #60 of 67
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Off the top of my head:

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Wow...how could everyone (myself included) write four pages of posts about covers and forget how Jeff Buckley made a gem out of that song? (Sorry, not so much a fan of the Leonard Cohen original.)

It was even on the West Wing!
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