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Great Covers? (Music, that is...)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Margaret, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Well-Known Member

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    The Jam covering "slow down" (Larry Williams)

    Hmm. One of mine is the Jam covering "David Watts." (The Kinks)

    Also, E covering the Hollies' Jennifer Eccles. The original is execrable. The cover, transcendent.
     
  2. VMan

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    The Decemberists covering Joanna Newsom's "Bridges and Balloons".
     
  3. borace

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    Pretenders-'Stop Your Sobbing' a Kinks original
     
  4. Aaron

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    The Decemberists covering Joanna Newsom's "Bridges and Balloons".
    Nice one.

    - The Kingsmen "Walkin' the Dog" (I think tons of Seattle bands in the 60's did this one, I like their version the best)

    - Ryan Adams "Wonderwall" (apparently the Gallagher brothers heard it and said that they would never play the song again)

    A.
     
  5. Full Canvas

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    What are your favorite pop music covers?

    I'm pretty old school and would probably only recognize maybe 100 pop songs recorded in the last decade, but I have to admit I really love that remake of 'Big Yellow Taxi' I hear from time to time. I'd have laughed at the thought of one of today's pop artists covering Joni successfully, but damned if that isn't a catchy bit of music! I'm so clueless, I couldn't even tell you the artist's name -- I hardly ever listen to the radio, so I've mostly heard it while shopping (...or maybe bleeding through the headphones of some idiot teenager's amped-up iPod?).

    Anyway, what are your favorite covers?


    Stacy Kent’s cover of the Nat King Cole Trio’s You're Looking At Me

    Dusty Springfield’s cover of Burt Bacharach’s The Look of Love

    John Mellencamp’s cover of Terry Reid’s Without Expression

    Terry Reid’s cover of Sonny Bono’s Bang Bang

    John Kay & Steppenwolf’s cover of Mars Bonfire’s Born to Be Wild
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  6. shoreman1782

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    Thanks, really. I always liked the song (even the Naked Eyes version), and I feel better liking a Bacharach song!

    Flipping through the iPod, jogging memory...
    Brock Landers and Chest Rockwell - The Touch (Stan Bush)
    Del McCoury Band - 1962 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson)
    Rogue Wave - On a Plain (Nirvana)
    Gipsy Kings - Hotel California (fucking Eagles)
    Travis Morrison - What's Your Fantasy (Ludacris)
    Colin Meloy - Every Day Is Like Sunday (Morrissey)
    Colin Meloy - Charlie (Shirley Collins)
    Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
    Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U (Prince)
    Cap'n Jazz - Take on Me (a-ha)
    Pogues - Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl
    Green Day - Knowledge (Operation Ivy)
    Pinhead Gunpowder - Big Yellow Taxi

    I am an encyclopedia of mediocre music.
     
  7. Get Smart

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    another old time band covering an older time band is The Kinks's version of "Beautiful Delilah" (chuck berry) and the Sonics version of "Have Love will travel" (richard berry)
     
  8. bachbeet

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    I also like Annie Lennox's Waiting in Vain. Although the Rasta Man's version will always be my favorite.
     
  9. faustian bargain

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    Johnny Cash - U2's 'One'
    " - NIN's 'Hurt'
    Love Spit Love - The Smiths' 'How Soon Is Now'
     
  10. tangerine

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    The Avengers' cover of Paint It Black (Rolling Stones)
    Nirvana's cover of Here She Comes Now (Velvet Underground)
    Patti Smith's cover of Hey Joe (usually attributed to Billy Roberts)
    Stan Getz's cover of Dear Old Stockholm (titled Ack Varmeland du Skona) (I don't know who the original composer is)
    Flunk's cover of Blue Monday (New Order)

    I could go on for a long time...
     
  11. Hawkeye

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    Grateful Dead:
    Big River (Cash)
    Last Time (stones)

    Pearl Jam doing:
    Masters of War, (Dylan)
    Know Your Rights, (Clash)
    Fuckin Up, (Young)
    I Believe in Miracles, (Ramones)
    25 Minutes To Go (more Cash),
    and of course Baba O'Riely (Who)
     
  12. tangerine

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    Oh! Can't leave out William Shatner's cover of "Common People."

    He does a killer cover of Rocket Man, but you have to see the video to get the full effect.
     
  13. Full Canvas

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    Oops! I forgot one in my earlier post.

    John Mellencamp's and MeShell Ndegeocello's cover of Van Morrison's Wild Night

    Now it's time to go to sleep here in Minsk.[​IMG]
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  14. dusty

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    Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre)
    Devo - Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
     
  15. Alter

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album "Kicking against the Pricks". It's all covers:

    1. Muddy Water (Phil Rosenthal)
    2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman (John Lee Hooker)
    3. Sleeping Annaleah (Mickey Newbury)
    4. Long Black Veil (M.Wilkins/Danny Dill)
    5. Hey Joe (Billy Roberts)
    6. The Singer (Johnny Cash), originally titled "The Folk Singer"
    7. Black Betty (Leadbelly)
    8. Running Scared (Roy Orbison)
    9. All Tomorrow's Parties (The Velvet Underground)
    10. By the time I get to Phoenix (Jimmy Webb)
    11. The Hammer Song (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
    12. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart (Gene Pitney)
    13. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (traditional/The Alabama Singers)
    14. The Carnival Is Over (The Seekers)
     
  16. heartworm

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    The Distillers - Ask the Angels

    Jeff Healey Band - Run through the jungle

    16 Horsepower - Bad Moon Risin'
     
  17. faustian bargain

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album "Kicking against the Pricks". It's all covers: 1. Muddy Water (Phil Rosenthal) 2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman (John Lee Hooker) 3. Sleeping Annaleah (Mickey Newbury) 4. Long Black Veil (M.Wilkins/Danny Dill) 5. Hey Joe (Billy Roberts) 6. The Singer (Johnny Cash), originally titled "The Folk Singer" 7. Black Betty (Leadbelly) 8. Running Scared (Roy Orbison) 9. All Tomorrow's Parties (The Velvet Underground) 10. By the time I get to Phoenix (Jimmy Webb) 11. The Hammer Song (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) 12. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart (Gene Pitney) 13. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (traditional/The Alabama Singers) 14. The Carnival Is Over (The Seekers)
    wow...is it a good album? those are some great songs.
     
  18. Alter

    Alter Well-Known Member

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    wow...is it a good album? those are some great songs.

    I think it's a great album but Nick Cave is one of those love or hate kind of singers. The cover versions are quite stylized; rather dark and brooding.
     
  19. Bradford

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    How about Metallica's cover of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"...

    great song and a great video with Ginger Lynn.

    I also have to add the cover of George Michael's "Faith" by Limp Bizkit...

    Geez - I sound like a metal head!
     
  20. SGladwell

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    A few that come to mind, in no order.

    Mary J. Blige's cover of U2's "One"

    Everything But the Girl's cover of Cindy Lauper's "Time After Time"

    Natalie Merchant's cover of Bowie's "Space Oddity"

    Natalie Merchant's cover of the Beatles' "Nowhere Man"

    Stevie Ray Vaughan's instrumental cover of Hendrix's "Little Wing" and "Manic Depression"

    Sublime's take on Marley's "No Woman No Cry"

    The Derek and the Dominoes (Clapton/Allman) cover of Hendrix's "Little Wing"

    The Indigo Girls' cover of the Violent Femme's "Blister in the Sun"

    Fiona Apple's cover of Hendrix's "Angel"

    Almost the whole "I Am Sam" soundtrack, but especially Sarah McLachlan's "Blackbird," Ben Harper's "Strawberry Fields Forever," Eddie Vedder's "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," and Rufus Wainwright's "Across the Universe."

    Guster's ska cover of S&G's "Mrs. Robinson"

    Pearl Jam's cover of Yusuf Islam's "Trouble"

    Dave Matthews Band live cover of the GD's "Eyes of the World"

    DMB's various live covers of Dylan's "Watchtower"

    Moby's cover of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades," though I guess that's more of a remix than a cover.
     

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