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Postby Symmetry on Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:38 pm

Not a thread that will last long- just for interesting and clever covers of songs:

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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:54 pm

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus bass

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Jeff Beck Tal Wilkenfield on bass =D>

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Marcus Miller

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Antonis Andreou (trombone)

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - John McLaughlin Jonas Hellborg on bass =D>

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Greg Howard (chapman stick)

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Manhattan Project
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:08 pm

All Along the Watchtower - released by Bob Dylan, 1967
I was looking for Dylan performing this with The Band in the 70's
by Dave Mason, back then and recently also with Los Lobos and The Allman Brothers Band

by Jimi Hendrix on the Electric Ladyland album and here

The Jeff Healy Band . . . U2 . . .Pearl Jam . . . Neil Young/Bruce Springsteen
. . .Dave Matthews . . . XTC . . .
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Re: Music covers

Postby Symmetry on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:41 pm

Nice stuff oVo. It's kind of surprising how much easier a night's work goes by when you listen to All Along the Watchtower covered by different bands.

I'll just offer up some Pomplamoose-

Beat it

Telephone

Plenty more on their channel if you like their style.
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:15 am

Born Under a Bad Sign written by Booker T Jones and William Bell
and first recorded by Albert King in 1967.

Famously covered by Cream... Jimi Hendrix... Buddy Guy & Koko Taylor... Nina Simone...
Eric Clapton and many many many more. even The Simpsons

as well as Albert King with John Mayall... Stevie Ray Vaughn and others
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:15 am

Jumping Jack Flash
by The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger / Keith Richards

covered by:
Peter Frampton... Leon Russell... Johnny Winter... Tina Turner... Guns & Roses
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Re: Music covers

Postby Symmetry on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:48 pm

You are a god- I've got to say that Pete Frampton (one of my favourite musicians) covering Jumping Jack Flash (one of my favourite feel good songs) was kind of a let down though.

Seeing as I started with radiohead:

Vampire weekend- Exit Music for a Film

And as I'm being generally populist Indie,

Placebo- Running up that Hill

And just for novelty:

Jonathan Coulton- Baby Got Back
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:37 am

I've always liked Peter Frampton too and think his version of Jumping Jack Flash
--from his first solo album after leaving Humble Pie-- is one of it's best covers.

I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
by Stevie Wonder and covered by Frampton


I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations
and covered by Savoy Brown
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Re: Music covers

Postby InkL0sed on Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:56 am

I'm in Jerusalem right now, and the other day a friend and I came across a klezmer street band, which then proceeded to cover Exit Music to a Film and Libertango - Grace Jones. It was absolutely amazing. I wish I could have recordings of them.
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:35 am

The movie "The Life Aquatic" made good use of David Bowie songs...
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Space Oddity and the cover by Seu Jorge

Ziggy Stardust and the cover by Seu Jorge

a better version of Space Oddity.
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Re: Music covers

Postby daddy1gringo on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:32 am

The Pirates Who don't Do Anything -- Original -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWU1CmrJNc

Cover by Relient K -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP2dAf3D-VY
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:47 pm

Summertime, is an aria from the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess,
written by George Gershwin with lyrics by DuBose Heyward.
First recorded by Abbie Mitchell, the following year Billie Holiday hit #12 on the US Pop Charts
and there are over 2600 covers of this song out there.

Ella Fitzgerald... Miles Davis.. . Anita Baker... The Doors... Irini Raikou... UFO
Joni Mitchell with Herbie Hancock & Stevie Wonder . . . Black Pearl Quartet ...
Owned by Janis Joplin in the Studio with Big Brother & the Holding Company and Live! =D>
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Re: Music covers

Postby Symmetry on Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:11 pm

oVo wrote:I've always liked Peter Frampton too and think his version of Jumping Jack Flash
--from his first solo album after leaving Humble Pie-- is one of it's best covers.


I think it might be case of just being so used to the originals- the original song and Frampton's own stuff, that it just sounds weird combined. Sort of like both were lesser than their parts when combined. It wasn't quite Peter Frampton, and it wasn't quite Jumping Jack Flash.

Meh- I'll quit being philosophical:

If you like covers, I can suggest the BBC Live Lounge:

Here

Florence and the Machine- Halo (Beyonce original)

Or the Onion AV Club, doing a nice set of covers:

Baths- All My Friends

You'll have to play around with the links for the AV Club to see all they have to offer. Very Indie- very hit and miss.
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:28 pm

The curious thing about covers is that so many times the originals aren't
known by the listening audience. In blues, bluegrass and country circles
there are many repeats of old songs deemed to be classics or just a simple
departure point of inspiration.

The 60's saw young guitarists inspired by old soul and blues artists who
jumped all over those songs... not to rip them off, but as a form of tribute
to an art form they considered special. Since many of these musicians aren't
commercially motivated they were totally overlooked by the billboard charts
and made their music away from the public spotlight. It's taken a lot of years
for many of these players to be recognized for their contributions to music.

You find Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix,
Lennon/Harrison/McCartney, Carlos Santana and a boatload of others doing
covers as well as original tunes that extend the musical style with rock and
electric blues.

Many of those blues tunes and authors were unknown to music enthusiasts
who were encountering the cover songs for the very first time and without
giving it a thought often accepted them as originals.
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:23 am

One of the most covered recording artists is probably
the prolific writer of songs... Bob Dylan.

Eric Clapton does Love Minus Zero.

Bob and many friends doing Knocking on Heaven's Door
might just have too many cooks in the kitchen for this one.
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:20 pm

This Wheel's On Fire
written by Bob Dylan for The Band and released on their album Big Pink =D>

a few covers:
The Hollies... The Byrds... Dylan... KT Tunstall & Billy Bragg... Siouxsie and the Banshees... June Tabor... The Beards... Flake... Serena Ryder
& Julie Driscoll with a visual homage to Marcel Duchamp.
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Re: Music covers

Postby daddy1gringo on Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:17 pm

Now if you're going to cover a song, you need to bring something new to it. Perfect example:

Original:

Cover:

Here's another. Not in the same class, but they definitely brought something new:

Original:

Cover:
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Re: Music covers

Postby rdsrds2120 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:45 pm

Careless Whispers -- Seether

originally sang by George Michaels.

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Re: Music covers

Postby The Bison King on Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:19 pm

[quote="daddy1gringo"]Now if you're going to cover a song, you need to bring something new to it. Perfect example:

Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmOtWyjs8iU

Cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xJWxPE8G2c

Great example!!! I love that version, and those fake subtitles were crakin me up.

However THE DEBATE IS OVER for the best cover of all time is none other than:

LED ZEPPELIN - WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS

I think most people tend to forget that it's not actually a led Zeppelin original, but some old blues musician named, Kansas Joe McCoy's song

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Re: Music covers

Postby pancakemix on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:25 pm

Johnny Cash did some pretty awesome covers near the end of his life. Some of them surprised me.

One (U2)

Won't Back Down (Tom Petty, who you can hear singing on the Cash recording)

Hurt (Nine Inch Nails, The Cash version is a massive improvement)
Epic Win

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Re: Music covers

Postby radiojake on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:50 pm

Easy Dub All Stars

They re-worked whole albums in dub - Awesome - Here are two samples

Covering Pink Floyd
Time (from the album "Dub Side Of The Moon")

Covering Radiohead
Karma Police (from the album "Radiodread")
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Re: Music covers

Postby oVo on Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:11 am

There's also that humor side of covers... I can't remember the name of the band that did Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven inserting the lyrics of the Gilligan's Island theme. Then there's Weird Al Yankovic songs and Richard Cheese's take on popular tunes.

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Re: Music covers

Postby Quirk on Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:28 pm

Eek-A-Mouse "D'yer Mak'er" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyGC6i3i0Q

Ike & Tina Turner "Whole Lotta Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSR9nLnPg-Q

R.E.M. "Ghost Riders in the Sky" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FPydoIRoPw

R.E.M. "King of the Road" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6daSPiRDzo

Brian Posehn "The Gambler" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJqpbEImtfA
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Re: Music covers

Postby nagerous on Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:54 pm

Clayhill - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I want

Personally I prefer the original Smiths version.

Muse also did an alright cover... but not as good as aninstrumental version of the song, which is in Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
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Re: Music covers

Postby Symmetry on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:01 pm

nagerous wrote:Clayhill - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I want

Personally I prefer the original Smiths version.

Muse also did an alright cover... but not as good as aninstrumental version of the song, which is in Ferris Beuller's Day Off.


That was a great set of covers- I love the Smith's too, and wouldn't say a word against the original version, but those are some good covers.
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