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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 08 Dec 2015, 06:50

That song lends itself to a US-style punk version. I was keen on the original by Nena at the time.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 09 Dec 2015, 00:29

Mallard No. 22 wrote:That song lends itself to a US-style punk version. I was keen on the original by Nena at the time.
Yeah...Goldfinger was a stellar mid-late 90s ska band here in the State...

Here's another brilliant cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qpD75bN-n4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 11 Dec 2015, 07:51

I like 'Crimson & Clover' by Tommy James & The Shondells, though it wasn't a UK hit.

It seems to change speed at one point in the song, or is perhaps parts of separate recordings spliced together (like 'Strawberry Fields Forever').
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 12 Dec 2015, 13:55

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I like 'Crimson & Clover' by Tommy James & The Shondells, though it wasn't a UK hit.

It seems to change speed at one point in the song, or is perhaps parts of separate recordings spliced together (like 'Strawberry Fields Forever').
Yeah...also there's the extended "Crimson and Clover" which to me is literally "eargasmic"!


Here's another fantastic cover....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ5WPXxNzPU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 15 Dec 2015, 07:32

It might be the extended 'Crimson & Clover' that sounds like two recordings spliced together.

And I like the shuffling drums on that version of 'Across The Universe'. :D
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 17 Dec 2015, 22:47

Mallard No. 22 wrote:It might be the extended 'Crimson & Clover' that sounds like two recordings spliced together.

And I like the shuffling drums on that version of 'Across The Universe'. :D

Yeah..you're right.. it sounds spliced together.. but still!

Not just the shuffling drums, but Fiona's beautiful voice on there.... She is so admirable because the record companies for years wanted her to alter her 3rd official album, but she never compromised herself and finally did several years later and it became very acclaimed!

Here's another fantastic cover.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoOvbNv-XxU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 18 Dec 2015, 07:12

Interesting, because it has a driving bass guitar, unusual in the late 80s. Though otherwise suffers from the 'air guitar' glossy production of that period.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 18 Dec 2015, 12:46

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Interesting, because it has a driving bass guitar, unusual in the late 80s. Though otherwise suffers from the 'air guitar' glossy production of that period.

Vernon Reid was and still is one of the most gifted guitarist alive today... I don't think it was too glossy really....

Here's another one of my fave covers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_5V62wxnWY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 23 Dec 2015, 06:54

Haven't heard 'Norwegian Wood' quite like that before :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Dec 2015, 14:43

Here's a few

The Paperboys - I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sc3RU6Hsv0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Certainly not everyone's cup of tea, I can imagine

The Paperboys - All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHvSYSY4cR4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Again, not everyone's type of music, I like it

U2 - Happiness is a Warm Gun (Beatles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTNefEWOTNk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hated by a lot of people, sadly, but I quite like it

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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 24 Dec 2015, 18:22

Time to post some of my faves.

The Beach Boys covering I Can Hear Music by The Ronettes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlH3bZt9ooU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rivers Cuomo covering The Beach Boys' Don't Worry Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwvCmoPvaf8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Arcade Fire covering This Must Be The Place. They were a better band when they were sloppy and Win couldn't sing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No_rEntvRKs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Graham covering The Beatles' cover of The Shirelles' Baby It's You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98O5ywJekEw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Consigliere_11 » 24 Dec 2015, 22:10

^I have heard this Arcade Fire cover of "This Must Be a Place" several times and Win's voice feels like chalk on a blackboard - I can't listen to more than a minute. Anyhow, I enjoy what they've become, though they look pretentious to some.

Graham's cover is my fav - I wish he did more!
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 25 Dec 2015, 17:07

Consigliere_11 wrote:^I have heard this Arcade Fire cover of "This Must Be a Place" several times and Win's voice feels like chalk on a blackboard - I can't listen to more than a minute. Anyhow, I enjoy what they've become, though they look pretentious to some.
It's kinda awful, isn't it? That's the endearing thing about it, I guess. Anyway, I do enjoy 2010s Arcade Fire, just think they were much better during the last decade.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 28 Dec 2015, 03:47

Lt Pinkerton wrote:Time to post some of my faves.

The Beach Boys covering I Can Hear Music by The Ronettes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlH3bZt9ooU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Excellent choice...that was all Carl Wilson behind that one and Brian was BEYOND impressed by his youngest brothers efforts!

Mallard No. 22...speaking of Cornershop...he's another cover courtesy of them.. but more conventional sounding! haha..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHQeq0rQwx8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The "Covers" Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 30 Dec 2015, 19:50

Yes quite like that.
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