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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
This is rather a nice cover of Any Way That You Want Me by Spiritualized

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rVyOULVEx4&feature=fvw


They also did this a cover of Laurie Anderson Born Never Asked, to be honest I knew about the cover but had never heard the original until now, I do like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmegRsKElm0
they play this live as well True Love will find you in the end

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CauaCFhMqSA[/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't heard either of those before,undiscovered....is the original (the 2nd one...short and sweet) by Wilco?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Haven't heard either of those before,undiscovered....is the original (the 2nd one...short and sweet) by Wilco?


Not originally it was by Daniel Johnston http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Johnston

not too sure about him but came across him on YT when I linked to the Spz version. Most of his stuff from early eighties.

Also covered by other ex spacemen 3 band Spectrum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9od_Ggh7uOM
I do hope this is covered because they both (J Spaceman and Sonic Boom) like the song rather than still getting at each other

but also covered by wilco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t59QTEWtTJo
and Beck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKUPb-x-EU

all similar but all good artists (imo obviously )
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:


but also covered by wilco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t59QTEWtTJo
and Beck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKUPb-x-EU

all similar but all good artists (imo obviously )
That's a really nice song and I like both covers.... Smile

A couple more that I like

Pete Yorn ~ Ever Fallen In Love With Someone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8aeJ5cb6E&feature=related

and

Eeels ~ Girl From The North Country

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJEnngXJggA
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always preferred Frigid Pink's cover of House of the Rising Sun.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Frijid Pink's version but you can't beat The Animals' version, with those fabulous keyboards from Alan Price.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I liked Frijid Pink's version but you can't beat The Animals' version, with those fabulous keyboards from Alan Price.


I'm with you Schiz, It's a great version but the Animals version is the definitive version mainly for the hammond. Don't tell Eric Burdon that though
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard an horrendous cover of Etta James's At Last on ( I think it was ) Alan Titchmarsh's programme the other week by a contestant on one of Simon Cowell's shows.....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good cover of Ce Ce Penistone's Finally by Cherry Ghost....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0yPMl8CZXM
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favourite covers.
"Wild World"-Jimmy Cliff
"Lucy in the sky with diamonds"-Elton John
"If I were a carpenter"-Four Tops
"Morning Dew"-Lulu (try it,you may like it!!)
"The Byrds sing Dylan" Wonderful songs-just can't stand Dylan's voice!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite covers:

John Cale: Hallelujah (He covered it first)and Heartbreak Hotel
Bryan Ferry: Sympathy for the Devil, These Foolish Things
John Lennon - Stand By Me (and all the Rock 'n' Roll album)

I'm sure I'll think of more.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard this cover for the first time this morning and quite like it!

I Heard It Through The Grapevine ~ The Slits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQxvo_9DEqY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but I always preferred Creedence's version, eleven minutes of swamp rock, brilliant!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Heard this cover for the first time this morning and quite like it!

I Heard It Through The Grapevine ~ The Slits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQxvo_9DEqY


I've got that single, it was the B side of Typical Girls released in 1979 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if people have heard but the Slits lead singer died today aged only 48
I guess she made her mark on life which is more than a lot of people can say
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I don't know if people have heard but the Slits lead singer died today aged only 48
I guess she made her mark on life which is more than a lot of people can say

Yes,ruddles, I heard it this morning on the radio ..John Lydon had put it up on his website....he was her stepfather.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this cover

The Beat ~ Tears Of A Clown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Om-nZeSBUU
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see that Susan Boyle is singing "Halleluia" on her new album - together with carols etc. Guess which category of cover song this will come under (IMHO of course). Do Simon Cowell, the dreadful Alexandra Burke and Susan Boyle think Halleluia is a religious song? If so they have never really listened to the lyrics.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Simon Cowell never seems to listen to anything or anybody and the other two performing monkeys just do as they are told
No insult intended to the original Monkees BY THE WAY Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing a large wall and a machine gun wouldn't cure
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just came across this, I really like it not too disimilar to the original which is one of Peter Gabriels best just a bit more electronic

Fever Ray - Mercy Street
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NilbertZilbert wrote:
Favourite covers.
"Wild World"-Jimmy Cliff
"Lucy in the sky with diamonds"-Elton John
"If I were a carpenter"-Four Tops
"Morning Dew"-Lulu (try it,you may like it!!)
"The Byrds sing Dylan" Wonderful songs-just can't stand Dylan's voice!


"Wild World" has to be one of the bestest ever, such memories of 1970
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and my vote for the worst (well there are probably a few contenders but this one springs up first) Waterloo Sunset by Cathy Dennis
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend just pointed me in the direction of this choir called Scala from Belgium, they mostly do covers of Radiohead, U2, Damien Rice etc

Thought soem of you may like this,
Exit from a film-Radiohead cover a really haunting song they have added to this imo
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:
A friend just pointed me in the direction of this choir called Scala from Belgium, they mostly do covers of Radiohead, U2, Damien Rice etc

Thought soem of you may like this,
Exit from a film-Radiohead cover a really haunting song they have added to this imo
That's nice,Dis...think I've heard one from them on Cerys's programme on a Sunday morning on 6 Music

Following on from the birthday thread I like this cover by The Beat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nckS9KRpibY
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you'd like that Scala track

THis is the first version of Can't get used to losing you I ever heard, long before the Andy Williams Verison

Renegade Soundwave
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Classic FM had their cable TV "video jukebox" channel they used to play Scala's version of Smells Like Teen Spirit frequently.

Yes, I quite like that Renegade Soundwave. There's a weird and wonderful selection of covers of the same song down the right hand side of the youtube page.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone out there heard of Francis Dunnery?
I love his cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart", takes a couple of listens but I think it's brilliant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyYKAhbi1jg&feature=related
Also like Ween's Cover of Led Zeppelin's "All Of My Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54uG7VoLvWQ
Lastly how about Preludes version of "After The Goldrush"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TBUH-9I_xA
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Night I dug out my Fever Pitch soundtrack album and I was reminded how good The Pretenders' cover of 'Goin' Back' was. This would also fit in my Why don't you hear this on the radio anymore? thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiUAIJXzbMk
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

Essexlady, I heard Susan Boyle's cover of O Holy Night on the Alan Titchmarsh show and it's not a patch on Gail Ann Dorsey(?)'s version on the 'Child' album by Jane Siberry and others.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

Ruddlescat, did you see 'Hey Hey, We're The Monkees' on Vintage TV last Sunday? There was a clip of a young Mike Nesmith in his Michael Blessing persona, singing 'Until It's Time For You To Go' (Buffy Sainte-Marie's song that Elvis also recorded).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately Avid I missed it but I do enjoy a lot of the stuff on Vintage TV

It's just that bit different Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Sean Rowley's Joy of Music this week on Radio Kent he had a Cover to Cover special....(he has a cover to cover section every week on his show)

Love this one he played ...it's beautiful

Lilac Wine ~ The Cinematic Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI_gLtuXAfM

The Listen Again facility if anyone fancies a listen....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00ck2cw/Sean_Rowley_The_Joy_of_Music_12_12_2010/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

I heard Susan Boyle's version of Perfect Day on BBC Breakfast (I was waiting for Elvis Costello and Dara O' Braian to come on) and wasn't impressed.

Simon Cowell has a habit of reducing decent songs to gutless nothings guaranteed near-constant airplay on the hair shirt spot on Radio Leeds. It's not a patch on Kirsty MacColl and Evan Dando's version on 'From Croydon To Cuba'.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
Simon Cowell has a habit of reducing decent songs to gutless nothings guaranteed near-constant airplay on the hair shirt spot on Radio Leeds.


I don't think Cowell knows much about music, to be honest. He might give the impression he does due to his having worked as an record company A&R man for several years, but I just cannot imagine him spending quality time listening intently to anything out of the mainstream. And, let's face it, the mainstream (one that Cowell himself has had a key role in creating) is pretty bland.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

I swear that Cowell only got his most recent puppets to murder 'Heroes' because some gofor had Peter Gabriel's 'Scratch My Back' on their MP3 player and not him!

Oh, by the way, I heard the Stock/Aitken/Waterman Band Aid 2 version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' on the Bliss channel - absolute pants.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I heard that the new song by the winner Matt has changed the name because the original has the word HORROR in the title ? WTF if you want to sing the song sing it don't play with it to suit.

on thread , i'd forgotten about this version of Superstar, the carpenters song, it is mentioned in Juno

I really like it, a real dark song rather than the more bubble gum sounding original (if no ones looking i'll admit I don't mind) Superstar - Sonic Youth
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

The cover of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face on the Seksy watches ad irritates me...like the woman's concentrating more on vocal acrobatics than the song.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this cover of Neil Young's The Needle and the Damage Done by Laura Marling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yxBeq0Std4
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Best Covers...Worst Covers Reply with quote

I wasn't impressed with Katie Melua's version of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' on TOTP2. Chrissie Hynde did a much better version on one of the 'Very Special Christmas' compilations, and Tori Amos did it on one of the CD singles of 'Hey Jupiter', I think.

Susan Boyle's version of Make Me A Channel of Your Peace was on Ken Bruce this morning - another minion must be a fan of Sinead O'Connor, as she's done that. I happened to turn the radio on and thought I was midway through Kate Bush's 'Lyra'...not that Boyle is in the same league as on-form KB, just that it had the same vagueness and 'will this do?' feeling about it.
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