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Surfer Rosa
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:19:07  Show Profile  Visit Surfer Rosa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been listening to Dub Side of the Moon lately (it's an entire album covering Dark Side of the Moon dub reggae style) - sounds like the worst idea imaginable but it works in a startlingly good way.

Anyway - got me thinking of favourite cover versions - there are some frightenly bad ones out there and then there are some that have become classics in their own right like All Along the Watchtower - in my mind that is now a Hendrix song and in no way a Dylan song. Hurt - Johnny Cash is another, I still love the NIN version, but Cash pretty much claimed that as his own. And of course there's Winterlong, Head On - Pixies & Happiness Is a Warm Gun - The Breeders.

There are loads of others that I can't think of now - but figured this would be a way to find a couple of new versions of songs by draining you of all your wonderous musical knowledge.

Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:24:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to add 'Wild Honey Pie' by Pixies. and 'Hounds Of Love' by The Futureheads for now.


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starmekitten
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:25:32  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like erasure
I like erasures abbaesque ep

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Surfer Rosa
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:27:43  Show Profile  Visit Surfer Rosa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh and Mastodon's covers of Emerald - Thin Lizzy, The Bit - The Melvins. (utter self indulgence on my behalf)

Faith No More - Easy (c'mon - they made Lionel Ritchie sound cool)

Gin & Juice - The Gourds, Snoop Dogg

Gloria - Patti Smith, The Doors

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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:30:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember Ash's cover of 'Only In Dreams' being very good too. As was The White Stripes cover of 'Maps'.


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Llamadance
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:32:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll risk being burned at the stake for heresy by saying, Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust is the finest cover version in the universe.

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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:35:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the moment I'm enjoying a lot Nick Cave's version of "Black Betty" that I didn't even knew that it was a cover of a very popular song from a band called Ram Jam that wrote it sometime in the 30's or something like that.

But I'll find some more Surfer, and btw, I like a lot you thread, great idea!


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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:35:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:36:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Llamadance

I'll risk being burned at the stake for heresy by saying, Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust is the finest cover version in the universe.

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I love that cover so much!!! It's not an heresy at all


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starmekitten
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:38:53  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the covers on I'm your fan - the cohen tribute album are great, especially (or course) I'm biased towards the rem, nick cave and pixies covers.

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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:39:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love all of Nirvana's covers on Unplugged, especially 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night?'


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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:40:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also like the Nirvana cover Of The Man Who Sold The World, and Bowie's cover of Cactus.


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Carolynanna
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:41:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did I tell the story about when I went to the Bowie concert and he started to play the man who sold the world and the kids next to me said hey isn't that that nirvana tune?! I almost lost it!

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Surfer Rosa
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:42:40  Show Profile  Visit Surfer Rosa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Llamadance

I'll risk being burned at the stake for heresy by saying, Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust is the finest cover version in the universe.

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Weird - was having this same discussion with someone only yesterday.
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:43:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carolynanna

Did I tell the story about when I went to the Bowie concert and he started to play the man who sold the world and the kids next to me said hey isn't that that nirvana tune?! I almost lost it!

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Kids!!! Will they ever learn?


And Joey Ramone singing What A Wonderfull World is a very good one too, although it's a song covered by so many singers. Nick Cave's version is also great.


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Cheeseman1000
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Iceland
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:51:23  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's very obvious, but Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is stunning.


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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  08:56:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must stop... but I love the Fall's cover of the Sonics "Strychnine".


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  09:11:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's not my favorite cover, but Sacred Reich did a terrific version of Black Sabbath's War Pigs.
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Jose Jones
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USA
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  09:52:36  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well, in honor of the slammin new raveonettes album, i'm going to have to say that their cover of "my boyfriend's back" is tits.

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IceCream
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USA
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  10:04:26  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Johnny Cash - Hurt (The NIN sucks in comparison)

Ramones - I Don't Want to Grow Up (I have never heard the Tom Waits version)

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World (Thanks for reminding me, Rita)
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IceCream
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  10:07:08  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Homers_pet_monkey

I remember Ash's cover of 'Only In Dreams' being very good too. As was The White Stripes cover of 'Maps'.


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I remember Ash's cover of 'Only in Dreams' being very much like the original. Still good, though.
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VoVat
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  12:02:56  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I get the feeling that TMBG's version of "Istanbul" has largely supplanted the original.

Camper Van Beethoven has quite a few good covers.



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the_black_rider
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Azerbaijan
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  12:34:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carolynanna

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Ditto.

Johnette Napolitano, who appears on that tribute album,
also does a decent cover of George Harrison's "Beware
of Darkness" on one of the Concrete Blonde CDs.


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Homers_pet_monkey
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  13:32:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IceCream

quote:
Originally posted by Homers_pet_monkey

I remember Ash's cover of 'Only In Dreams' being very good too. As was The White Stripes cover of 'Maps'.


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I remember Ash's cover of 'Only in Dreams' being very much like the original. Still good, though.



To be fair it is but at least they didn't fuck it up. When they played it live and Charlotte and Tim were practically kissing as the song built back up was pretty hot stuff.

I love the song and they more than did it justice.


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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  13:33:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones

well, in honor of the slammin new raveonettes album, i'm going to have to say that their cover of "my boyfriend's back" is tits.

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I have never heard tits used as a term of approval.


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VoVat
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  14:01:52  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Neither have I, but I've heard terms of approval used in reference to tits.



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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  14:04:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hell yeah.


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paintmeister
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  16:00:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Devo's covers of:

Can't get no satisfaction
Working in a coal mine


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Little Black Francis
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Posted - 05/07/2005 :  16:04:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grandaddy - Revolution (by the beatles;)

from the I am Sam soundtrack...

I gotta thank floop for that one


... guitar god potion
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cassandra is
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France
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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  01:47:35  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Siren Song by this Mortal Coil, Hallelujah, je n'en connais pas la fin, Kanga Roo and Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley, Superabound by Cartland, Tainted Love, Sweet Dreams and I put A Spell On You by Marilyn Manson, Personal Jesus and Hurt by Johnny Cash, Everybody's Gonna Be Happy by the QOTSA, all the covers done by the Pixies and FB, an all the ones done by Nirvana

pas de bras pas de chocolat
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Surfer Rosa
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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  02:25:13  Show Profile  Visit Surfer Rosa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I heard a truly haunting cover of QOTSA - Nobody Knows on the radio some time last year - I wish I could remember who did it - it was live coverage of a festival in the US (might have been last year's SXSW) - acoustic and played on the fiddle. Real goosebumpy stuff.
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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  03:07:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Beatles, 'Twist & Shout'.


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cassandra is
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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  03:16:17  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
all the covers done by Fantomas

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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  03:31:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's one that I used to like a lot but I don't listen it for a long time, it's the Version done by the Violent Femmes of the Culture Club's song 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'.


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shineoftheever
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Canada
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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  03:32:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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I have never heard tits used as a term of approval.



i was recently criticised with that term. i was officiating and the player said "you come out here and you think you're the tits" like i care who wins or something.
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shineoftheever
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Canada
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Posted - 05/08/2005 :  04:38:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
covers:

under my thumb - social distortion = absolutely terrible
ring of fire - social distortion = fucking brilliant
taking care of business - DOA = awesome
dizzy - wonderstuff = better than the vic reeves version
saturday night's alright for fighting - verbal abuse = VA rocks your liver!
viva las vegas - dead kennedy's - 'with the coke up my nose to dry away the snot'
louie louie - the cult
little red rooster - jesus and mary chain
go your own way - seaweed
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