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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 11/24/2014 :  12:10:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have just discovered that this exists. I love Frank Black. And I love the Kinks. It's a good night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xc8b_YbdyY

Just need to hear his version of This Time Tomorrow and I'll be a happy man.

Anyway, let's do a fun compilation of all the man's covers. I'll update the OP with links over time.

Better Things (The Kinks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xc8b_YbdyY
This Is Where I Belong (The Kinks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAuu-eoydL8

Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

1348 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2014 :  13:03:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My favorite might be Frank's "Sugar Daddy", a cover of a song from HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (for a benefit tribute album) and not just because that's one of my all-time favorite movies. This is good, snotty, caterwauling Frank (circa the early 00s):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdoVBVjee48

I also harbor much affection for Frank's stark and simple "Duke of Earl" from '93.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdD4Sj1hTvQ

A fairly obscure one is Frank doing a sweaty, shouting soul man thing on a nice version of James Brown's "Mother Popcorn":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNV37AOcZEM
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pixie punk
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 11/24/2014 :  13:26:53  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I love all the covers and one of my top 5 is 'Breathless' from the Otis Blackwell Tribute album 'Brace Yourself' recorded as the Stax Pistols because original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock also played or sang backup vocals.Can someone upload that one on Youtube for me? I believe that was the 1st collaboration of Frank with producer Jon Tiven.

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McDutchie
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
209 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2014 :  17:34:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are a few more.

History Song (The Good, The Bad & The Queen)
Original: http://youtu.be/fyu4g7E2F9c
Cover: http://youtu.be/wfCCgYKXllo
This one has only ever officially been on iTunes and it was removed from there years ago. I really like it, so I just uploaded it to YT.

Can't Break A Heart And Have It (Herman Brood)
Original: http://youtu.be/SObtaJLekSs
Cover: http://youtu.be/bFQEMwQf5ME
Frank discovered Herman Brood on YouTube, resulting in the Bluefinger album. The original video is old enough that it may just be the same one he based the cover on.

Just A Little (The Beau Brummels)
Original: http://youtu.be/dYneeXVOAyA
Cover: http://youtu.be/SKfmlBMLSHY (Oddballs)
From Oddballs.

Handyman (Jimmy Jones)
Original: http://youtu.be/uVyBRdBVCiU
Covers: http://youtu.be/oMQdYdcQugU and http://youtu.be/f25yc7JnvFk
The second one is with Teenage Fanclub.

Remake/Remodel (Roxy Music)
Original: http://youtu.be/UbE2sD3jSF0
Cover: http://youtu.be/JXRa1Zy3tGc
That cover is from the iTunes live session. An earlier cover is on Oddballs.

The Black Rider (Tom Waits)
Original: http://youtu.be/CHTn14moHa4
Covers: http://youtu.be/h1qyN6VZ4fQ and http://youtu.be/zLwIRANQAD8
These covers are both from Black Letter Days.
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
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Posted - 11/24/2014 :  22:21:23  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great thread. Keep them coming.

The whole Otis Blackweel tribute is a lot of fun. Everyone involved seems to be having a good time and it shows (unlike some other FB/Tiven collaborations).

I did a list of covers by Frank Black once and there were about 70 songs in it. This thread should keep us a while.


Denis
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
631 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2014 :  00:53:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love Frank Black covers, other than doing a song more than great justice it has made me check out some originals I haven't heard and discover new bands / artists.

My favourites are the ones you wouldnt instantly think of being on obvious choice to cover but once you hear it, its hard to imagine it any other way.

A couple of my favourite covers were from the Dog Gone single from FB+C Self Titled, I had the CD single when it came out but it parted from my possession somewhere down the road from moving addresses / cities.

Looking on Amazon (uk) it was selling for £40+ recently (believe I saw it advertised at £100+ previously), so if you have a copy it might be worth keeping hold of.

This is the 'Do Nothing' cover, love the straight up DIY punk feel of that period. I like 'The Specials' so this was a nice little surprise when I heard it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QKT_t5v7Uc

Edited by - Stevio10 on 11/25/2014 04:32:53
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1505 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2014 :  01:26:09  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Do Nothing is great.

History Song I had never heard, thank you all.
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1965
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
799 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2014 :  02:27:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2006 Snake Oil's Belle Isle and Some Things (I Can't Get Used To) were/are pretty good, 2002 Devil's Workshop out-takes from memory:

original Some Things by Angst-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alM47N8EPcQ


I have the key to #902
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

578 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2014 :  13:59:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers chaps.

Almost Fare (Dinosaur Jr)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opL8S20x0RE

Bill Jocko (Mark Mulcahy)
http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Bill+Jocko/2Uk1hJ?src=5

All In My Mind (Love & Rockets)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsZJh5vD_bI

Wild Man of Borneo (Kinky Friedman)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tXCAUECuco

Brand New Cadillac (The Clash)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8jxhmKLgg4

Atlantis (Donovan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWhzEI_-aXs (mistitled - it aint the Catholics)

The Auld Triangle (Brendan Behan)

Long Black Train (Lee Hazlewood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCselJymRE

Son of a Gun (Lee Hazlewood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCselJymRE

Run Boy Run (Lee Hazlewood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH7oJYoBbWw

Sister Isabelle (Del Shannon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3CuJQ2AnfE

Rocket USA (Suicide)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mLi2lwLzao

The Rockafeller Shank (Fatboy Slim)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAxdnVXh6aM
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2014 :  21:54:40  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

Cheers chaps.

Almost Fare (Dinosaur Jr)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opL8S20x0RE

Brand New Cadillac (The Clash)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8jxhmKLgg4



What the... I had never heard of these ones.


Denis
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
526 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2014 :  13:11:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shall we include the cover with Kim Shattuck of The Fall's Big New Prinz?

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"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1505 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2014 :  13:50:40  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I listen to that Dylan cover, Changing of the Guards, on the EP with Living on Soul.

It seems to go on and on. You think, if I could understand it, it would be very deep. A clue to All My Ghosts?

http://youtu.be/FinSvPL2nZY

Edited by - hammerhands on 11/26/2014 13:53:32
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1505 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2014 :  13:58:00  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This other thread mentions B-Side covers for NonStopErotik.
http://forum.frankblack.net/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20121
I like Wheels, Flying Burito Brothers.
http://youtu.be/yCbvkmu7Mmw
The B-Sides I had never heard.
RocketUSA
T'aint No Use
http://youtu.be/f1u-lKD0POk

quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

Hot damn! Did anyone know Tain't No Use was a Benny Goodman cover? I had never heard about that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeV1S2maIeI


Denis



Edited by - hammerhands on 11/26/2014 14:01:47
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McDutchie
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
209 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2014 :  15:26:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If the Pixies are included here, then "Ain't that pretty at all" (Warren Zevon) is my favourite.
Original: http://youtu.be/g7c0z2xeErU (video warning: ponies)
Cover: http://youtu.be/5-NmoLmpLhk
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

578 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2015 :  10:58:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
El Clavo Y La Cruz (The Plugz)
http://open.spotify.com/track/4IaDFrhAeJvnRtAdNsFkpK
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1505 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2015 :  12:19:50  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank Black & The Suicide Commandos - King & Queen
http://forum.frankblack.net/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20735
http://www.spin.com/2013/07/frank-black-songs-for-slim-single/

Wasn't there a recent thread about tribute albums?

Edited by - hammerhands on 11/24/2015 12:20:22
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McDutchie
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
209 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2016 :  11:53:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Black Francis with Joey Santiago - “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show cover)
http://www.oedipus1.com/home/?p=1168
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McDutchie
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
209 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2016 :  14:07:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FB&C - "I'm Goin' Down" (Bruce Springsteen cover)
https://youtu.be/JqDEuXaMRi8
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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2520 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2016 :  11:44:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of my favourite FB covers is Angst's 'Some Things (I Can't Get Used To)'. Not sure it's as good as the original but there's a great energy to it whenever I hear the Catholics version.

Also, just been listening to 'Road Movie To Berlin' originally by They Might Be Giants. Again, not as good as the original but I still really like it. Been digging TMBG a lot lately.

Oh and Duke Of Earl as already mentioned, love it's simplicity and love Frank's voice. Damn...just all of them. All the covers! All top notch!


"The arc of triumph"
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
631 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2016 :  04:11:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some Things is great! Haven't heard the Angst version, will have to hunt it down. Current favourite is Remake/Remodel, better than the original.

Bill Jocko is another great cover, really like Mark Mulcahy and just got tickets to see him with former Catholics Dave and Scott with Ray Neal as the reunited Miracle Legion - cannot wait!
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Discoking
= Cult of Ray =

Belgium
686 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2016 :  02:01:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i love changing of the guards.


it's educational
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McDutchie
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
209 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2016 :  15:40:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FB&C - "Down In The Hole" (Rolling Stones cover)
https://youtu.be/smnE30gj1TE
I think this one is fantastic. Who's doing lead guitar on this? Great interplay with Frank's falsetto.

Edited by - McDutchie on 08/07/2016 15:43:04
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