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Offline ZombieCake

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Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« on: March 12, 2021, 12:24:36 am »
Lets's face it a lot of songs are covers these days, but sometimes a good live one comes along. There's loads out there.  It's nice when they are appreciative of the original and it works well.
I'll start with The Killers covering the Waterboys  'Whole of the Moon'.  As ever thoughts, comments, and reminiscing when enjoyment was allowed, are welcome.


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 07:52:17 am »

I think this is the ultimate cover song ever; true to the original, not taking the pi$$ and passing it off as their own but with an edge that makes it just different enough to be worthwhile. This stands shoulder to shoulder with the original.

This is just magnificent in every way. Turn up to maximum and enjoy:



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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 12:18:26 pm »
How about a cover of a cover? I prefer Joe Cocker's version of "A Little Help From My Friends" over the original Beatles version and the Classic Rock Show do a good rendition of Cocker's version:

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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 12:40:27 pm »
Siouxie and The Banshees done a whole album of covers called "Through The Looking Glass". Every one is a gem!

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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 01:58:15 pm »
Probably unpopular opinion, but rate the moulin rouge version of Roxanne over The Police's version..

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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 05:13:05 pm »
I think this is better than the original

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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 08:47:04 pm »
The Sisters of Mercy's speed come-down paranoia-drenched take on "Gimme Shelter" is way, way better than the Stones original version!

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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2021, 09:29:57 pm »
One of my favourite bands of all time, despite having to sort Bez out once at the GMex as he was 'stood oop'. Those were a funny few years, largely down to the sheer exuberance of Tony Wilson - what a dude. Nobody else could have brought Manchester and Sheffield together in those days - we had some great parties. Their cover of John Kongos' 'He's gonna step on you again' was originally recorded for an Elektra compilation of covers of previous artists, but accidentally became a huge hit everywhere, and we all know that one and it's magnificent. So they decided to cover another John Kongos song for the compilation, the lesser-known 'Tokoloshe' Man, which is this one right here:


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2021, 07:43:44 am »
The Sisters of Mercy's speed come-down paranoia-drenched take on "Gimme Shelter" is way, way better than the Stones original version!



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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2021, 08:36:09 am »
Some cover songs nail it in ways the original doesn't. Disturbed is good at this, far more so than anything original by them. They nailed Land of Confusion by Genesis
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 and Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence


Some are in a totally different, tongue in cheek style, like Hayseed Dixie

and Steven' Seagulls


Some cover's, or arrangements are mindblowing. Classical pieces on electric guitar are a good example. Here's the 3rd movement of Moonlight Sonata, arguably played better than they guy who arranged it for guitar.

Here's something based on Vivaldi's four seasons from the same lass.


This took an eternity to write as I watched all of these... again. NewStuff doesn't watch telly, and hasn't for decades, fecking loves music though.
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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2021, 04:10:27 pm »
No one mentioned the greatest cover song of them all


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2021, 08:09:09 pm »
Siouxie and The Banshees done a whole album of covers called "Through The Looking Glass". Every one is a gem!

Spooky, had that very album blasting out on the car stereo this morning.





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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2021, 08:52:26 pm »
There's always this - Steely Dan's 1974 cover of Duke Ellington's first single, released in 1927. Probably still took them 793 takes to get it down though ;)


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2021, 10:01:14 pm »
Something a little different. Better than the Peggy Seger original in my opinion.


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2021, 11:39:25 pm »
Here's also something a bit different that's rather nice.



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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
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Its also worth watching some of Yusaf Islam's more recent performances of this song. Age and fatherhood has added a greater depth to them.

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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2021, 10:10:43 am »
Does this count?


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2021, 11:00:46 am »
There's Half Man Half Biscuit's take on Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" ...


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2021, 11:18:35 am »
The ever wonderful John Otway's take on Bob Lind's Cheryl's going home.


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Re: Sometimes Cover Songs Are OK
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2021, 11:53:16 am »


My God....hasn't there been some utter crap recorded over the years....??!!?? Covers AND originals  :lol:
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