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Huh. I didn't think Sultans of Swing needed anything, but cute chick is a definite addition.
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yes, it's literally a guitar commercial, but still.
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That's the best kind of commercial.
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The Church did a handy version of Hounds of Love.

Heard a recent track by them that sounded like it had been quantised in Pro Tools. Made the groove sound like ass. Sad.
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That would make an excellent song to play over the series finale of Rick and morty.
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dbcooper wrote: 31 Jul 2019, 12:55The Church did a handy version of Hounds of Love.
Hot damn—I didn't know this existed. (I've been slowly moving away from being a crazy-completist collector of acts I like since the turn of the century.)
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I'm not really a fan of either Sublime nor LdR, but apparently the alchemy of the two is what has been missing from my life.

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An oldie but a goodie

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I really enjoyed this. I like The Sound of Silence, and I like (the style of) Ghost, and I think this version ends up a LOT better than Disturbed's version (which isn't really in the style of Disturbed, more like "sung by the guy from Disturbed"):

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Highway wrote: 03 Dec 2019, 20:40 I really enjoyed this. I like The Sound of Silence, and I like (the style of) Ghost, and I think this version ends up a LOT better than Disturbed's version (which isn't really in the style of Disturbed, more like "sung by the guy from Disturbed"):

Those guys are terribly good. This one from the other day was a hoot:

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Also, I was looking into an artist I've come across, and as I said to a friend while looking at her videos, "Oh, shit. She's English. Of course she's covered "Running Up that Hill".

It's a rather faithful version, but it's a great performance:

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I'm not a Phish person, but this cover of Velvet Underground's "Oh Sweet Nuthin" is excellent.

I think I might prefer the Black Crowes' cover, though.
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Not sure what surprised me more, learning that this song is an Everything But the Girl cover, or that I remember that a band called Everything But the Girl existed.
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https://youtu.be/u1_dy1EmV6w

I am not sure if this is good, but it is different.
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https://youtu.be/qikAacyjOro


Tori Amos singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Somehow it works.
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While I was putzing about, looking at what I needed to do to get my Google Play Music stuff migrated over to YouTube Music, I looked over my Music Library Torture Test playlist and was checking whether the selection was as good. One of the songs was the 2004 track "Voodoo Doll" by singer/songwriter Emily Strand, a song I'd enjoyed a lot back on the old WOXY at the time. For completeness, I checked to see if they had all her albums...and I realized she'd only had two, and that the 2004 Delay in the Connection was her last. I'd known she was a local to the tri-city area at the time, working as a social justice professor (duh, folk singer), so googled...and apparently she's now a theology/comparative religion professor, catechist, etc.

Links took me to her YT, which is all about her speaking at Harry Potter conventions a few years back. Except for this more recent post in memory of Bill Withers:



Just the Two of Us

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From one of the many bands doing streamed performances, AL1CE covered Genesis' "Land of Confusion" as their last song of their second set in last night's stream. Just try to forgive the video director's unsound split-screens and picture-in-pictures. Not for the mask-phobic.

They also did a very ethereal cover of Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" during their first set.

(Both sets were right up my alley, but those were the only covers I recognized.)
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a little more polished than the source ‘medieval version’, but fun nonetheless.
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”negative harmony cover” is something I just discovered right now.

This is how Weezer should have covered the song
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Kolohe wrote: 15 Jun 2020, 17:46 ”negative harmony cover” is something I just discovered right now.

This is how Weezer should have covered the song
Fascinating. That one still remains recognizable, even with the drastic change. (Probably because the internet's been deluged with the song, and a lot of the key introductory bits sound almost the same.) I wondered if other songs would be less recognizable and fell down the rabbit-hole.

"What's My Age Again?" with the same treatment turns into a late-80s/early-90s college radio hit. I like it. "Don't Speak" turns into some deceptively cheery-sounding singer-songwriter track from the Aughts. Also fun. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" turns into...the Offspring?

Anyway to contribute something besides following someone else's link...The Melodicka Bros have been busy, and I really liked their last two covers:

"Cyberpunk" Synth/Guitar cover of Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity"

Retro "Way Too Happy" cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters"
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this one has ‘trailer to an upcoming Fallout game’ vibes

Re- smells like teen spirit. One comment said it turns it into a weezer song, which I can’t disagree with. (And somewhere in this thread, there’s a version that’s shifted to a major key, and *that* sounds like weezer. Which basically says everything about weezer)
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The guy from Green Day, Billie Armstrong - looks barely older than his teenaged sons.

ETA uh correction

His kids are frickin 22 and 25.
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Kolohe wrote: 18 Jun 2020, 23:13 The guy from Green Day, Billie Armstrong - looks barely older than his teenaged sons.

ETA uh correction

His kids are frickin 22 and 25.
But man you should see that fucked up portrait he's got...
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Kolohe wrote: 18 Jun 2020, 23:13 The guy from Green Day, Billie Armstrong - looks barely older than his teenaged sons.

ETA uh correction

His kids are frickin 22 and 25.
Doesn't hurt that the video seems to be upsampled badly, making everything blurry. You can turn the resolution down to 360 and it doesn't look any worse...
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