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favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Girl Toes » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:33 pm

WHunting down covers, here are some of my favorites so far:

Sunshine of Your Love - Ella Fitzgerald
Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos
Entire Mary Poppins Soundtrack - Duke Ellington

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by seeabove » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:44 pm

Jawbox > Cornflake Girl
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Post by ubertar » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:49 pm

Daniel Johnston > Scary Monsters
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by syrupcore » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:53 am

edit. oops. covers, not covers. I geddit.

best album cover, removed. :oops:
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Post by tactics » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:21 am

Royal Trux -"Money for Nothing".......yes, the Dire Straits song.
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Post by jmiller » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:39 am

The Bad Plus' cover of "Heart of Glass" is pretty rad, as are their covers of "Smells like Teen Spirit" and Aphex Twin's "Flim". To hear a jazz drummer pounding out aphex twin beats is just the coolest.

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by ubertar » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:32 am

John Coltrane > My Favorite Things

To take a cheesy showtune and transform it into a jazz classic is incredible.
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Post by andyg666 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:55 am

yo la tengo ---> be thankful for what you've got by william devaughn
paul mccartney ---> the halftime show

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Post by Rigsby » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:12 am

None of my own that i can think of right now, but i have to second Ella - Sunshine... and My Favourite Things is actually, y'know... on of my favourite things.

I also like the buddy holly thing in Pavement's 'Silent Kit/d' (memory blank as to which, been a few years), not really a whole cover, but nice use IMO.
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Post by cgarges » Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:42 am

jmiller wrote:The Bad Plus' cover of "Heart of Glass" is pretty rad, as are their covers of "Smells like Teen Spirit" and Aphex Twin's "Flim". To hear a jazz drummer pounding out aphex twin beats is just the coolest.
Anything by the Bad Plus is rad. Do you have their latest record? The one with "Iron Man" on it? Holy Cow! You should also check out some of their i-tunes exclusive stuff. Their version of "Every Breath You Take" is one of the sickest things I've ever heard.

Hey Rigsby, if you haven't checked out these guys, do so NOW!

I also really, really love the Zappa "Purple Haze/Sunshine Of Your Love Medley."

If you're a power pop fan, you should really check out Jamie Hoover's newest record, "Jamie Hoo-ever." It's all covers he's done for tribute records and stuff and it's really great as a whole. My personal faves are his versions of "Theme From A Summer Place," Klaatu's "Silly Boys," and he and Don Dixon's version of Let's Active's "Horizon."

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by Flight Feathers » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:11 am

Mark Kozelek aka Red House Painters aka Sun Kil Moon does awesome covers, reconstructing familiar songs into his own. he's covered McCatrtney's silly love songs, yes's long distance run around, that paul simon song "i am a rock, i am an island". he did a whole album of acoustic ac/dc covers.
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Post by marqueemoon » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:17 am

seeabove wrote:Jawbox > Cornflake Girl
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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by drmorbius » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:23 am

Cat Power - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Primus - In the Flesh
Ozzy Osbourne/Miss Piggy - Born to Be Wild
Brave Combo - People Are Strange
Foo Fighters - Baker Street

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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by JASIII » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:49 am

There's an out of print cd called "Rubber Souled", I got it from BMG in the early 90's. It's R&B/Soul bands form the 60's covering Beatles tunes and it's the most fucking kick ass thing ever.

There's a Swamp Dogg cover of "Lady Madonna" that has both the most rockin Hammond solo and the best scat solo you'll ever hear!!

Ike & Tina doing "Come together"
The Bar Kays
Wilson Pickett
Booker T and the MG's do a "Abbey Road" Medley


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Re: favorite obscure covers!??

Post by joeysimms » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:51 am

Merilee Rush - "Reach Out, I'll Be There"
Everly Brothers - "Whiter Shade of Pale"
The Guess who - "Shakin' All Over"
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