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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dhex » 01 Oct 2012, 21:27

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 01 Oct 2012, 21:46

Dean Wareham does good covers. Not bad for a guy from Wellington.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by dbcooper » 01 Oct 2012, 21:55

And the original video, for your Brigitte Bardot needs.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Stevo Darkly » 02 Oct 2012, 00:30

This is not so much a cover as it is my favorite mashup of all time, but it's kinda like a cover.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Stevo Darkly » 08 Oct 2012, 05:56

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Re: Good Cover Versions

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Stevo Darkly » 09 Oct 2012, 00:32

dbcooper wrote:I've never forgiven australia for Frente.
I guess I just sometimes have a soft spot for music played on actual instruments. ;)
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Oct 2012, 03:27

Stevo Darkly wrote:
dbcooper wrote:I've never forgiven australia for Frente.
I guess I just sometimes have a soft spot for music played on actual instruments. ;)
I have that album.
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Post by Solitudinarian » 09 Oct 2012, 04:31



A cover of two songs at the same time that works beautifully.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Kolohe » 27 Jan 2013, 11:14

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Post by tr0g » 27 Jan 2013, 12:11

Volbeat's cover of Kitty Wells' Making Believe. Social Distortion also did one, but I prefer this version.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Stevo Darkly » 28 Jan 2013, 20:01

1) If you think about it, it takes a certain amount of huge ballz to publicly perform Led Zepplin's biggest hit song for an audience of ... Led Zeppelin.

2) They did quite good job. I think they missed a verse, but still ... damn good. Apparently Robert Plant and Jimmy Page thought so, too.

3) One of the oddest things about this video is seeing members of Led Zeppelin all dressed up and looking like rather senior members of the House of Lords. (The governmental body, not the band.)

EDIT: You may well want to see this in a bigger size:


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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Andrew » 18 Feb 2013, 23:11

I'm a big fan of the original, but I think this version is superior:

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by thoreau » 18 Feb 2013, 23:17

I was not aware until recently that most/all of Janis Joplin's best songs are actually covers. So, I guess that anything sung by Janis Joplin is a good cover version. Seriously, she rocked.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Kolohe » 12 Jul 2013, 22:42

when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jul 2013, 22:57

Kolohe wrote:[Redacted]
They had me until around 2:20, then it went over the top. I'll be a prick here and just say flat out that no kids could possibly do that song justice -- this assumes, of course, the translation roughly matches the original lyrics -- and while I appreciate there are cultural differences in play here, it was just way too Las Vegas for me. But it was very stirring for the first couple of minutes.

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Andrew » 13 Jul 2013, 00:03

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Post by Warren » 13 Jul 2013, 00:07

thoreau wrote:I was not aware until recently that most/all of Janis Joplin's best songs are actually covers. So, I guess that anything sung by Janis Joplin is a good cover version. Seriously, she rocked.
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Post by Mo » 13 Jul 2013, 00:10

Warren wrote:
thoreau wrote:I was not aware until recently that most/all of Janis Joplin's best songs are actually covers. So, I guess that anything sung by Janis Joplin is a good cover version. Seriously, she rocked.
Word. She owns Piece of my Heart.
Agree, though Erma (Aretha's sister) Franklin's is still really good.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by Warren » 13 Jul 2013, 01:13

Well, if it's non-cover covers you want, why then we must summon the master.



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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by JD » 13 Jul 2013, 09:15

That reminded me a lot of this one:



(Which is the Ramones covering a Motorhead song about the Ramones, for those who don't know)

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Re: Good Cover Versions

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a little *too* creative with the anachronism (that outfit in 1927?) but not bad.
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Re: Good Cover Versions

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Re: Good Cover Versions

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Re: Good Cover Versions

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 29 Jul 2013, 20:16

thoreau wrote:
Most of us probably consider the Animals' version the "original," but "The House of the Rising Sun" is a folk song of undetermined origin, so either they're all covers or none of them are.

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